THE PROFESSIONAL PRACTICES OF COUNSELING AND PSYCHOLOGY

4901 Broadway, Ste 100, San Antonio, Texas, 78209

210-804-1490 fax - 210-822-5939

email: thelma.duffey@utsa.edu

Common Counseling Issues Include:

  • Relationships: Couples, Family, Parenting

  • Depression and Anxiety

  • Personal Growth Enhancement and Life Direction

  • Self Esteem

  • Addictions

  • Negotiating Conflict

  • Divorce

  • Adjustment  (College, Career, Blended Families, Loss and Grief)

  • Working through issues of hurt, anger, rejection and betrayal

  • Intimacy and Commitment

  • Self and Other-forgiveness

At times, people attend counseling sessions because they feel stuck in their experiences. They may have an idea about what they want to do, but they may also have mixed or conflicting feelings about proceeding in that direction.  Other times, people seek counseling to work through relationship issues, or because they feel stuck in a dead-end or unrewarding job.  Perhaps they are close to finishing a goal, like college, or embarking on a new profession, but they carry fears or doubts that keep them from moving forward. Certainly, many people are influenced by self-defeating thought patterns and behaviors that limit their range of freedom to live the life they would like to live.

In counseling, we often work on adjusting limiting beliefs or perceptions and creating new, more productive patterns of thought and action.  Sometimes we do this by honoring our experiences, grieving our lost dreams, and creating opportunities for new, more productive ones.  We may also do this by becoming more self-aware and more aware of other people’s perceptions and worldviews.  By becoming self-aware, we are able to identify our gifts and use them to attract and enjoy life and the people we love. Self-awareness also helps us be more responsible in our relationships with others.

 Additionally, by learning more about how other people view the world, we are more able to negotiate our life experiences with the people we care about and with whom we share life. The work you do in counseling can help you become more compassionate with yourself and others, communicate more effectively, and become more action-oriented.

The Professional Practice of Counseling and Psychology is located at 4901 Broadway, Ste. 100, in Alamo Heights, San Antonio, Texas.  Map

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