Anxiety, Depression, Self-Esteem, Trauma
Works with: Adults, Teens
Supervised by: Tammer Malaty License #71535
Mental health is vital for everyone. I believe in tailoring the counseling experience to the unique needs of every individual. I’m wholly devoted to providing individualized treatment to clients of all gender identities, sexual identities, and backgrounds.
I know how overwhelming it can be to sit across from a stranger and share your most private thoughts and feelings about the problems you are facing. I have been in the same seat myself. Focusing on our vulnerabilities takes courage. Opening the mind and heart to alternate frameworks of what may be happening to us and learning — what we can do about it is a brave step in the course of growth and change.
Therapy is a collaborative process, and my job is to guide you as you navigate the inner and outer stress you are experiencing in your life. My approach is informed by Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and Mindfulness. I also incorporate aspects of other therapy methods based on each client’s needs and personal preferences.
About CBT and Mindfulness – CBT aims to teach us that it’s possible to have control over our thoughts, feelings, and behaviors. CBT helps us challenge and overcome automatic beliefs and use practical strategies to change or modify our behavior.
Mindfulness practices can help us increase our ability to regulate emotions and decrease stress, anxiety, and depression. What’s more, mindfulness helps us focus our attention and observe our thoughts and feelings without judgment.
My love of yoga was the catalyst for my mental health journey and what prompted me to pursue a career in this field. I began practicing yoga as a teenager, where I learned about mindfulness and quickly noticed the positive impact this practice had on my state of mind. I went on to obtain my certification to teach yoga but still wanted to do more to share the benefits of mindfulness and mental health. I returned to school and earned my master’s in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Sam Houston State University.
Before joining Malaty Therapy, I provided individual and group therapy services to teens and adults at a nonprofit counseling clinic. My experience working with those facing emotional and mental health challenges, such as anxiety, depression, self-esteem issues, and trauma, is resolute. Every person deserves healing and real-life resolutions without blame or judgment. Getting help from a compassionate therapist can make a difference in your life. Your story is important to me, and I thank you for trusting me with it. The journey begins with the first step – do call.
I look forward to hearing from you soon.
I’m avidly reading and cooking at home when I’m not working. I also love a good bike ride and spending time with my dogs, Ruby and Lily.