Houston Adult, Couples, and Multicultural Therapist
Life is full of challenges, some of which are stressful and overwhelming, affecting your mood, work and home life. Stress can affect your health, leaving you feeling worried and possibly even sick.
If you’re used to handling things on your own, you may be feeling isolated managing it all. So, don’t wait. Call to schedule an appointment. I’ll provide you with a thorough assessment, make my recommendations, and help you to turn things around!
I specialize in working with couples and high-functioning professionals who are overwhelmed, exhausted and may have lost interest in what they do. I know how to treat and relieve relationship conflict, anxiety, and escalating stress, while helping clients improve their decision-making and manage the increasing demands of the work and home.
Let me help you name your symptoms, triggers and stressors, and create a treatment plan tailored to your specific needs. If you are sailing comfortably and don’t find yourself struggling to cope with the demands of life, great! If not, I can help.
Stress, a high-demand job, intense and long days, and taking work and calls from home, can keep you from getting a break and much-needed restorative sleep, which then affects mood, alertness, and productivity. It can also lead to health problems like hypertension, obesity, etc. Let’s stop this cycle while helping you do what you do best!
High demand and high stress jobs can impact your motivation and self-care. Gone unattended, anxiety and high stress can get the best of you, leaving you tired, depressed, unhappy and frustrated or angry.
Stress can also impact your ability to connect (or stay connected) to others.You may experience greater disconnection in your relationship or increased arguments. If you’re feeling disconnected, isolated or lost, I can help.
The most important asset you have in life is your relationship. The way we interact with others is shaped by many different elements, some of which we are aware of, and some we are not.
If you find it difficult to stay connected, start or maintain a relationship, if you feel you are not seen or heard, or if you feel angry, sad, frustrated and confused, you must wonder if this is all there is. Together we can explore how you connect with others, what you expect from a relationship and how much you can grow, or simply navigate, your connection with another person, both in individual and couples therapy. It’s time to take care of you, your most valuable asset. I can help you turn things around and live a happier, healthier life.
You and your story are important
Everyone has a unique life story. My own story has taken me from a professional job in the medical field, to halfway around the world, dealing with many challenges that life has thrown my way, and back to the classroom to pursue what I am greatly passionate about…people and their stories…and helping them heal.
My fascination with life itself has helped me understand people more and connect with them in a way that is authentic, genuine and compassionate. My medical background has given me the foundation to understand my clients on physical and emotional levels.
This is all helpful because when you go through demanding times, your body and mind are affected simultaneously, and both need attention and care.
I am a mind-body trained therapist who uses evidence-based techniques that include Cognitive Behavioral, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, The Gottman Method Couples Therapy, and Mindfulness, to help you explore where you are stuck, how it may be connected to your life story, and how we can effectively return you to feeling and doing better.
I’ll use a holistic approach to help you connect to your body (to find where your stress is stored), process and release emotions, become more aware of your thoughts as they happen, and navigate all three in a way that works best for you. Having access to and knowledge of different cultures, brings the experience and the enthusiasm to work with people from all walks of life using a multicultural perspective.
Life is full of possibilities… we just need to be able to see them. If you are wanting more than the demands of your job, and are wanting less conflict and more connection, I can offer you effective tools, discover new possibilities, to help you start living the life you’ve imagined. Take the first step by calling for an appointment because you deserve it.
What Clients Are Saying
Suzanne is great! I appreciate her calming energy.
Suzanne is awesome! I appreciate that she challenges me and my assumptions, which helps me to see things differently.
Suzanne is great! She is thoughtful with her questions, and facilitates our sessions well.
I am very happy with my sessions with Suzanne. This is my first positive therapy experience. She makes me feel very comfortable.
Suzanne is great. Our relationship has improved greatly since we began seeing her.
Suzanne is really good and making a difference in my life. She gives me the time when I need her, and she is very dedicated. I appreciate her.
Suzanne really cares about her clients. I like her flexibility and accessibility.
Because of Suzanne, I have learned how to be more of an advocate for myself and less of a victim. She understands the pain that I have been experiencing and has shown me alternative ways of coping with this pain. Suzanne was able to get around the fact that I was not in person and give me homework assignments to help me to remain proactive despite not being able to meet in person.
In addition to being passionate about helping my clients, I enjoy spending time with my family and friends. I also enjoy dance, photography, and browsing bookstores for the latest good read.