~ Renowned scholar and medical historian Henry Sigerist (1891-1957) said it best when in his description of what defines a truly healthy person, he stated:
"A healthy individual is [one] who is well balanced bodily and mentally, and well adjusted to his physical and social environment. He is in full control of his physical and mental faculties, can adapt to environmental changes, so long as they do not exceed above-standard limits; and contributes to the welfare of society according to his ability. Health is, therefore, not simply the absence of disease: it is something positive, a joyful attitude toward life, and a cheerful acceptance of the responsibilities that life puts upon an individual."
So, back to the question at hand: Do YOU "NEED" Therapy? Your mental health is proven to have a dramatic affect on your entire well-being. While no one can decide for you whether you need therapy, there is a strong likelihood that if you are on this website, reading this today, it's for a good reason.
A Licensed Professional Counselor-Associate is a person who has completed their Master’s Degree, is licensed in the State of Texas, and can provide assessments, diagnosis, and treatment.
The word “Associate” within the title signifies that the license holder is within their first 3,000 hours of post-graduate clinical work experience and, during this time, is required by the state of Texas to meet weekly with a Licensed Supervisor for clinical guidance, support, and direction.
Licensed Professional Counselor Associates are licensed by the Texas State Board of Examiners of Professional Counselors to provide clinical health services under the supervision of a Licensed Professional Counselor Supervisor.
Jillian earned a Master of Science in Clinical Mental Health Counseling, is highly skilled and well trained to provide various mental health services, and is supervised by Melissa McGee, MA, LPC-S.
**Licensed Professional Counselor Associates in the state of Texas are unable to accept insurance for payment but can work for reduced rates**
I would be happy to answer any questions you may have during a 15-minute consult -- free of charge to prospective new clients--
Or feel free to shoot me an email at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Come as you are! In sessions, nothing is expected of you aside from your willingness to engage in the process. You aren't alone in how you feel right now. Making the first step and requesting an appointment is always "scary" because it's unknown and, depending on your unique circumstance, may even make you feel weak, ashamed, fearful, and more. However, your health, wellness, and desire to be the best version of yourself are nothing to be ashamed of. I would be overjoyed and nothing but honored to walk alongside you, collaborate with you, hear your struggles, and facilitate methods designed to help you thrive and find joy in your life again.