Houston Counselor Patricia Owens

About Patricia:

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What will the next chapter in your life be titled? Pursuing my Passion? Finding my Resiliency? Building the Confident Self You Always Wanted? Career Counselor & EMDR Therapist Patricia M. Owens has firsthand knowledge and real-world experience guiding her clients to find and pursue their passion. She enjoys working as a collaborative team with her clients, especially those who are ready to create their own best life.

Whether you have experienced a recent layoff, health diagnosis, divorce, or children have left to go to college, or are recovering from past injuries to your self-esteem, Patricia understands what it takes and will help you to rediscover yourself.  It all starts with the decision that it’s never too late to invest in reconnecting with yourself and what brings you pride and joy.

Career Counseling Services:

Houston Career Counselor Patricia Owens has over 20 years in business – the last three focusing on career counseling by supporting other experienced professionals, undergraduate and graduate college students in choosing or changing careers, job search strategies and interviewing skills. As a retired Certified Public Accountant at a “Big Six” Accounting firm, her practical experience provides a unique combination of real-world knowledge in private industry and corporate environments.

Patricia is driven to connect with clients in order to empower them to build confidence and gain clarity while building a strong foundation for future success. Patricia is certified to administer and interpret Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI) Instrument and the Strong Interest Inventory (SII).  As your career counselor, Patricia will validate and clarify what the results mean personally for you and will explain how to incorporate that knowledge to implement and achieve your personal and career goals.

Personal Counseling Services:

As an EMDR therapist, Patricia provides counseling to build confidence while managing stress, anxiety, and/or depression.  She works together with clients as a collaborative team using EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing) along with practical exercises and stress reduction techniques.  The results of EMDR have been shown to reduce disturbance of stressful life events and allow the individual to process traumas to a state of resolution.  Most people don’t think trauma applies to them unless they have been a victim or witness to physical and (or) sexual abuse or military combat situations – sometimes referred to as “big T” traumas.  Patricia works with clients with low self-esteem, often the result of  “little t” traumas which may stem from neglect, abandonment, or criticism.  Part of the EMDR treatment is to resolve past influences and allow the client to feel empowered in the present. Patricia can help you heal painful emotional experiences and transition to wellness. Oftentimes, it is our feeling stuck by our history that limits the exploration of options, or affects decisions we make.  Using EMDR, Patricia has seen positive results that allows clients to heal from traumas, tackle obstacles and allow ourselves to explore career options and future possibilities that we may not have originally considered for ourselves.

Credentials:

Patricia M. Owens is a Licensed Professional Counselor Intern in the State of Texas. She is a National Certified Counselor by the National Board for Certified Counselors.  She holds a Master’s degree in Counseling from Sam Houston State University and a Master’s degree in Taxation from Golden Gate University. She received her Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration with an option in Accounting from California State University Northridge. Patricia is a member of the Texas Counseling Association and Chi Sigma Iota, a Counseling Academic and Professional Honor Society.  She currently volunteers for Dress for Success and has volunteered for M.D. Anderson Children’s Art Project and United Way’s Neighborhood Tax Center as a Volunteer Income Tax Assistance preparer.

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