Individual, Adolescent, and Couples Counselor
Taking the first step to seek therapy may be a stressful process, but it can also be one of the most empowering decisions you make in your life. My goal is to help make your experience in therapy a liberating one.
Perhaps you’ve thought about therapy, but are worried that people would judge you or perceive you differently if they found out you were seeking support. Perhaps you’re being too hard on yourself for wanting help.
But what if therapy is a space for you to slow down, process, and refocus? What if it’s an opportunity to explore yourself in a supportive and non-judgmental environment? What if it serves as a pathway to discovering your strengths, improving your relationships, and achieving your lifetime goals? What if it helps you realize that fulfilling your dreams is possible?
Counseling with a Multicultural Focus
Since 2016, I have been providing individual, couples, and group therapy services to people from diverse racial, ethnic, gender, socioeconomic, sexual orientation, age, and religious backgrounds. I work closely with clients who face challenges with anxiety, depression, relationship issues, substance abuse and addictions, self-esteem, life transitions, and trauma.
As an advocate for social justice counseling principles, I am committed to a therapeutic framework that is sensitive to cultural and contextual factors. I give specific focus to issues involving discrimination, racial/ethnic identity development, microaggressions, racism-related stress, and racism-based trauma. I utilize a person-centered and solution-focused approach to make therapy a collaborative process that focuses on your needs and goals.
Instilling Hope in Relationships
Healthy communication is undoubtedly one of the most important qualities of a satisfying and fulfilling relationship. At the same time, what’s often overlooked is the importance of connection. Feeling connected to your partner not only requires good communication, but also a strong foundation of respect, compassion, and trust. Connection is feeling that you and your partner are on the same side and not in competition with one another.
It is understandable that challenges in a relationship lead to feelings of disconnection or even hopelessness. As a therapist who utilizes the Gottman Method, I will work with you to learn new ways of communicating as well as revive your sense of connection and solidarity as a couple.
Life can be overwhelming and filled with uncertainty, but you don’t have to navigate through it on your own. My goal as a therapist is not only to support you in your journey but to empower you to find the path you envision for yourself. I look forward to working with you.
with Houston Therapist, Jehanzeb Dar
Jehanzeb Dar is a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) and National Certified Counselor (NCC) based in the Houston, Texas area. He received his Master’s degree in Professional Clinical Counseling at La Salle University in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, and holds a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from Penn State University. In 2017, Jehanzeb was awarded the National Board of Certified Counselors (NBCC) Minority Youth Fellowship for his commitment to work with transition-age youth of color. He also co-presented a workshop on Islamophobia and Trauma at NBCC’s 2018 Bridging the Gap Symposium. Jehanzeb’s social justice advocacy motivates him to provide culturally and context-sensitive counseling services to marginalized and underserved communities, especially racial, ethnic, and religious minorities.