LMFT stands for Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist. LMFTs are trained as relationship specialists who help people transform their relationships with others and with themselves into healthy, fulfilling experiences. During the therapy process, adults, children, couples, or families spend time with a skilled clinician to address concerns which may be causing distress. The seed for growth and change is perceived to be within individuals and their relationships. The therapist acts as a catalyst for the process of individual and interpersonal growth.
LPC stands for Licensed Professional Counselor. As defined by the Texas State Board of Examiners, an LPC is “a mental health professional who provides professional therapeutic services to individuals and groups that involve the application of mental health, psychotherapeutic and human development principles to facilitate adjustment and development throughout life. Services may include individual counseling, group counseling, marriage counseling, family counseling, chemical dependency counseling, rehabilitation counseling, education counseling, career development counseling, sexual issues counseling, psychotherapy, play therapy, diagnostic assessment, hypnotherapy, expressive therapies, biofeedback, and related services.”
Our sessions are 50 minutes in length. During the session you are expected to talk about the primary concerns and issues that led to your seeking therapy. Sessions are usually scheduled on a weekly basis, but clients in crisis or extreme distress may need more than one session per week until the crisis passes. Between sessions it is beneficial to think about and process what was discussed. At times, you may be encouraged to do “homework” in the form of reading, writing or taking an action that will help to facilitate your growth or healing. Positive results from therapy don’t come from just what occurs in the session, but from the effort the client makes to implement what is learned in their daily living.
There are many benefits from participating in psychotherapy. Often it is helpful just to know that someone understands. Therapy can provide a new perspective on a difficult problem or point you in the direction of a solution. Many people find therapy to be a tremendous asset to managing personal growth, interpersonal relationships, family concerns, and the hassles of daily life. The benefits you obtain from therapy depend on how well you use the process and put into practice what you learn. Some of the benefits available from therapy include: