Hi there! I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Texas. I am so glad that you have decided to seek out emotional support. It is important to me that you know that this is a safe and confidential space to explore what is bringing you distress. My experience both in life and in education combined have made me most helpful to others when addressing things like: anxiety, depression, poor communication styles, grief and loss, chronic psychiatric hospitalizations, relationship issues, self-esteem issues, racial discrimination in the workplace, family education of mental health, trauma and most recently helping support black people individually with their emotional wellness. I have worked with all types of people from all types of backgrounds. I’ve treated mood, substance and personality disorders in a variety of settings including residential treatment centers, inpatient hospitalization, intensive outpatient programs and partial hospitalization programs.
I am ecological (Psychodynamic, CBT, solutions focused, crisis management) in my theory practice, which means I pull from wherever I need to, to meet you where you are, so you can get back on track. I am light-hearted, compassionate and non-judgmental, but I will be direct. You will feel seen and be heard. As your therapist, if you so choose to pick me, together we will work, and something will shift and may even change.
I will continue to help people from diverse backgrounds with cultural humility, meaning I may not ever understand your experience fully, but I am still present and can support you. During this shared trauma that is "the pandemic", we have all had to recognize that we have more in common than differences, but that differences do matter.
I want to partner with you, help you find the main problems, break them down and see if there are solutions and what to do when there are no solutions. While we are solving those distressing problems, the hope is that our work will increase your emotional intelligence. Increasing your emotional intelligence will be measured by you over time, as you notice having more insight and awareness of yourself and maybe some thoughts, behaviors or motivations that you were not conscious of and having more control. Increasing emotional intelligence is the goal! Did you know that intelligence is not just measured by math, reading and writing? It is not just what you know, but it is also how you respond.
Aging and Geriatric Issues , Blended Family Issues , Co-morbidity , Codependency , Communication Problems , Dissociation , Divorce and Separation , Drug and Alcohol Addiction , Emptiness , Family of Origin Issues , Family Problems , Isolation/Loneliness , Jealousy , Men's Issues , Mood Disorders , Multicultural Concerns , Paranoia , Prejudice and Discrimination , Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) , Social Anxiety and Phobia , Traumatic Brain Injury , Women's Issues , Workplace Issues , Young Adult Issues Read more...
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Psychodynamic Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy
LCSW #54414 (Expires: 2022-08-31)
I’ve found a great Counsler.
Tenisha really listens to me and helps me work though problems! I really appreciate her.
Tenisha listened to my concerns and offered great suggestions to help me move forward. She was very kind, engaging and quickly responded.