Emma Arceneaux, LPC-A– Therapist in Houston

Anxiety, Depression, LGBTQIA+ issues, Relationship Difficulties

Works with: Adolescents and Adults

Whether this is your first time in counseling or not, it can be intimidating to begin working with a new therapist. I work with clients from a place of kindness and openness, placing client safety above all else. It is important to me that you feel validated, heard, and respected. I also like to bring creativity and humor into sessions when appropriate–some of the best work is done during “light” moments—moments where we run right into a breakthrough without even realizing it.
I work from a client-centered approach with emphasis on attachment theory and family systems. I also incorporate skills typically found in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Dialectical Behavioral Therapy. Some of my clinical experience includes working with individuals with anxiety, depression, family and friendship difficulties, LGBTQIA+ issues, and low self-esteem. I emphasize understanding the unique context that each individual lives within—including race, ethnicity, economic background, religion, among other factors.
I received my Bachelor of Fine Arts in 2015 from The School of the Art Institute of Chicago with an emphasis on creative writing. During this program I recognized that what drove me to make and study art was a passion for understanding people, relationships, and feelings that come with being a person in this world. It is this passion for learning about, and relating to, people that led me to the University of Houston- Clear Lake Clinical Mental Health Counseling program. I graduated in December 2022 with my Clinical Mental Health Counseling M.S. I am now a Licensed Professional Counselor-Associate under the supervision of Danielle Tschirhart, LPC-S.
When I am not working, I enjoy walking my dog Windy, boxing, finding new music, journaling, and watching movies.