Collaborative Counseling in Southlake, Texas

The Well House Group is a boutique counseling practice located in Southlake, Texas. We are conveniently located near the Dragon Stadium and Highway 114. Our counselors serve all people, from infants to adults. We offer a collaborative model of counseling that takes a holistic view of healing. With collaborative counseling, we take into account all members of a family system in order to encourage healing for all. We have a diverse group of counselors whose specialties, experiences, and personalities have been strategically brought together to treat a wide variety of needs. With the collaborative model, individual therapy and family therapy can happen in the same practice, and possibly, at the same time. No need to travel around town to find all your specialists. At The Well House Group, we have them all under one roof.

What is collaborative counseling?

Collaborative counseling provides a holistic view of counseling. Often, people seek counseling because they are feeling anxious or depressed. Traditional counseling treats the individual and may occasionally make a referral to a different practice for family or couples therapy.

Collaborative counseling takes the guesswork out of healing. With collaborative counseling, you will see your individual counselor as well as other counselors based on your needs (family therapy, parent coaching, or couples counseling are a few popular ones). With a collaborative approach, a team of specialists will work together to help you reach your mental health goals. Your specialists are experts at collaboration and communication and will skillfully help you reach your goals.


From the moment you reach out to our intake specialist, great care is taken to make sure you are appropriately placed with the right counselor and the right team. We take an extensive history and will often refer couples or families to work with other Well House Counseling Specialists. We find that the collaborative model treats the entire family system unit and is the best and quickest way to bring about positive, meaningful change.

How does it work?

When working with your counselor, they may notice themes or pain points in your other relationships or families. Your counselor will discuss these observations with you and will make a recommendation for additional collaborative sessions. The recommendation is often for parent coaching, family therapy, or couples counseling. Your counselor will identify goals and will schedule you with the collaborating counselor. The collaboration doesn’t stop there. The Well House team meets weekly to discuss treatment plans for all collaboration clients. When collaboration is done this way, we can tailor treatment goals to meet the needs of the individuals and the collective in order to bring about lasting change.

What issues can it help?

Collaborative counseling can be helpful for a wide variety of concerns. Since the collaborative model takes the entire system into consideration, it is a flexible treatment modality that can be tailored for just about any need. We commonly help individuals and families with the following concerns:

Marital dissatisfaction
Parenting concerns
Counseling for Teens
Family dynamics
Post-Partum Depression and Anxiety
Communication struggles in relationships
Trauma and PTSD
Play Therapy

How do I know if Collaborative counseling is right for me?

If you have ever thought that your family dynamic was affecting your stressed teen. Or maybe your teen’s behavior is affecting your family dynamic. Collaborative counseling can help. We do not exist in a vacuum. In fact, when one member of the family is struggling, all members are effected. The same thing applies to healing. When one member of the family begins to heal, all members are effected. It is much easier to achieve mental health when everyone in your family unit is getting help. Even if all family members are not interested in mental health healing, there are ways that a holistic view can support a healing journey. To bring it back to the original examples, Individual counseling for your teen or child can help your child grow and develop their mental health skills. Meanwhile, Family counseling and/or parent coaching can help the family deal with the challenges that arise from the interactions with their teen.

If you struggle with depression and your marriage feels hard, then collaborative counseling can help you tend to the depression while also addressing the needs of your relationship.

You can work through your own thoughts and goals with your individual therapist. Meanwhile, your couples therapist will help you achieve a more fulfilling and harmonious relationship; and both therapists will regularly consult to make sure they are all working towards the same goals.

If you have made a big, life decision that feel great but your family isn’t quite on board, collaborative counseling can help. You can work with your individual counselor to process all the changes. Meanwhile, a family therapist can work with you and your family together to navigate the tough conversations. This approach supports both you and your family. Collaborative counseling can help everyone through the changes.

How does Collaborative Counseling differ from Traditional counseling?

On the surface, collaborative counseling looks a lot like traditional counseling. You will form a close, trusting relationship with your counselor and you will rely on their expertise to hold space for you and to help you navigate towards your mental health goals.

With traditional counseling, if you need additional support (parent coaching, couples counseling, or family therapy), your counselor may provide these services themself or they may refer you to another therapist in a different practice. If your counselor chooses to provide these additional services themselves, it can make it difficult to keep their roles separate. If you are referred to an outside therapist, it can be hard for the two counselors to communicate which will make it hard for all counselors to work towards a unified goal.


With The Well House’s collaborative method, you can see different specialists who are all under the same roof. Each counselor has a different specialty and perspective which makes it easy for us to treat a wide variety of needs. From the first intake call, you will receive a high level of care tailored to your unique needs. We are particular about how we pair counselors and clients, and we are particular with how we continue to provide individualized care. To that end, Well House counselors meet regularly to consult and to create tailored treatment plans. You can rest easy knowing that you have an entire mental health team working towards you goals.

Frequently Asked Questions About Collaborative Counseling:

What results can I expect from a collaborative approach?

Since collaborative counseling streamlines the wellness process, you can expect seamless communication and streamlined goals. Results can manifest quickly when all members of a family unit are getting help.

What if I don’t want a collaborative approach?

That is okay! You are always in charge of your healing process. If you are not ready to involve other members in your healing or you are not interested in other services, that’s just fine by us. We have many clients who just come for individual sessions and we would never pressure anyone to receive services that they are not ready for.

Do I have to request a collaborative session?

Not necessarily, but you can if you want. In general, when your counselor thinks that collaboration will be helpful, she will recommend and help you get your collaborative session scheduled.

How can I get started?

If you are interested in starting counseling, call or email us today. Our intake specialist will take the time to learn about your needs and preferences and will schedule you with the counselor or team who best meets your needs.

Postpartum Support | Help for Depression and Anxiety

The 9 months leading up to birth are a uniquely beautiful and challenging time. Every woman and every pregnancy is different. There is a lot of anticipation, planning, and uncertainty during this time. Much focus and attention goes into the 9 months before birth, but the truth is that the challenges don’t end there. Whether this is your first or your fourth child, there is no way to fully prepare for the months after birth.  Kids have a way of keeping things interesting, and even the most experienced mothers can struggle to manage life with littles. It’s a beautifully, exhausting season of life. If you are struggling in pregnancy or in the postpartum period, there is help. You do not have to figure it out on your own. Read on to learn more about postpartum disorders, their symptoms, and treatment.

How do I know if I have Postpartum Depression or Anxiety?

Postpartum depression (PPD) and anxiety can show up in many different ways. The symptoms of PPD are not always obvious and are sometimes difficult to detect when they first begin. In fact, postpartum disorders don’t always show up right after birth. Sometimes symptoms don’t appear right away. PPD symptoms may manifest as late as 6 months after birth. Regardless of when the symptoms begin, here are some common signs of postpartum depression:

  • Tearfulness, sadness, feeling “blah”
  • Easily overwhelmed
  • Difficulty sleeping
  • Excessive worry and guilt
  • Easily agitated
  • Anxiety
  • Uncontrollable rage
  • Trouble making decisions
  • Suicidal thoughts or thoughts of harming yourself or your baby

How to prepare for birth with postpartum depression in mind

The months leading up to birth are full of preparation. Rooms are made ready, maternity leave arranged, and you may even prepare your body with prenatal vitamins. If you have experienced depression or postpartum depression previously then you are at a greater risk of developing postpartum depression. This is a good time to learn how you rest and recharge. Work on communication with your partner and practice asking for & accepting help. When the baby comes, these skills will be helpful.

If you are experiencing depression or anxiety before birth, find a counselor who works specifically with women. Prenatal counseling can help you navigate the stress and worries of childbirth. Your counselor will help you learn positive coping skills to manage the months ahead.

What is Self Care for Postpartum?

Self-care is different for everyone. When seeking out self-care, check-in with how you are feeling. The best activities will leave you feeling refreshed and recharged. You don’t have to spend a lot of time or money to take care of yourself. Whether you have 10 minutes or a few hours, here are some self-care ideas to get you thinking in the right direction:

  • While the baby sleeps, step outside and take some deep breaths. Notice the warmth of the sun, drink some tea, or close your eyes for a short meditation or catnap.
  • Cozy up on the couch and read a good book or do something that feels like it’s just for you. Watch that cheesy rom-com and revel in the “me time”.
  • Find 10 minutes a day to meditate. Whether you are listening to a guided meditation on simply closing your eyes and focusing on your breath, this is a time to practice disconnecting from the busyness of your mind and the responsibilities of the day. It’s okay if your mind wanders, just notice the thoughts and come back to your meditation.
  • If you can’t bring yourself to disconnect and relax, try journaling. You can write about your thoughts and fears, or even make a list of all the things you think you need to do. Regardless of what you journal, it is therapeutic to get the thoughts out of your head and on paper. If you wrote down a to-do list, take a second pass and prioritize according to what will make the most impact on your daily life or cross out the items that aren’t essential. Give yourself permission to be selective of how you want to spend your time.
  • Take a shower, put on real clothes (or at least your nicer pairs of yoga pants!). You don’t have to find time for the whole get-ready process. If you only have time to put your hair into a nicer bun and put on a new comfy outfit, that’s okay. You are taking the time to take care of yourself, and you will feel better for it.
  • Take a walk with the baby in a stroller. Listen to music, a podcast, or just enjoy the scenery; the goal here is to connect with what brings you joy and peace.
  • If you have older kids, plan a playdate. Let the kids keep each other company while you talk with another mama in your same life stage.

You’re not alone in your postpartum journey

If you are struggling with guilt and worry and you don’t know how you can keep going on and taking care of your new baby, you are likely experiencing Postpartum depression. Postpartum depression is a result of hormonal fluctuations and the many changes and new responsibilities that come along with having a new baby. It’s not your fault. There is help, and you don’t have to figure it out on your own. The first thing you should do is let your partner or another adult know that you are struggling. If you can start practicing self-care, then make that a priority. But if you cannot, then start with a trip to your doctor or a counselor. Depending on your situation, postpartum depression and anxiety can be treated with medication and therapy. Your doctor and counselor will help you decide what route to take.

Everyone’s birth experience is different.

Both moms and dads can struggle with adjusting to life with a new baby, and it’s okay if you aren’t loving every minute of life with a newborn. Postpartum depression can make it difficult to bond with your baby. If you are struggling to connect with your baby, talk with your partner. Not only can they help you find outside help, but you may find that they are experiencing the same struggles. If you are struggling to find someone to connect with, call the National Postpartum Depression Warmline ( 1-800-PPD-MOMS). They are available 24-7 to listen and get you in touch with someone who can help.

How can a counselor help?

A counselor can help support you in many ways after childbirth. Whether you need a safe place to talk or you need help coming up with strategies to make life a little easier, counseling can help. Regular counseling appointments carve out time for you. During your counseling sessions, you and your mental health are the focus and goal.
If you are struggling, this quick 10 question quiz can help you determine if counseling is right for you. It’s important to remember that not all postpartum depression can be managed with therapy and the above tips. Sometimes medical or other interventions are necessary. You don’t have to figure it out on your own. Talk with your partner and find a counselor who can walk this journey with you.

What we offer here at The Well House Group in Southlake, TX

Here at The Well House Group, we are here for you in every part of life’s journey. Whether you are a new mom or you have been down this road before, we are here to provide you with the tools and support to create your best life. Couples counseling can be helpful if you are struggling to communicate with your partner.

We offer both in-person and online telehealth sessions for individual counseling and couples counseling. You can schedule a session with us today either in person or via telehealth connection by emailing us, texting us, or giving us a call today. Take back your postpartum journey with us here at The Wellhouse Group.

Academic Coaching | When School is Too Much

Classes, friends, and all the extracurriculars that it takes to ‘get ahead’ in life can leave you wondering how you are supposed to do it all. Without balance in your life, it can feel impossible. You don’t have to figure it all out on your own. Academic coaching can help.

Teachers, tutors, counselors, coaches. Soo many adults, so little time – and how do you know who to turn to for help? Teachers, teach you the material. They are a great first stop when you start struggling in school. They can help re-teach a concept or help you catch up with missing assignments. Tutors can help you when the subject is just too hard to figure out in the classroom. A tutor can help you re-learn tough concepts, work through homework, or study for a test.

Counselors, whether school counselors or those out in private practice, can help you with your mental health. If you are struggling with depression or anxiety, they are a great person to have on your team. Speaking of teams, we usually think of athletic coaches but there are also academic coaches. Academic coaches, like athletic ones, are there to help you reach your goals. An academic coach will help you identify what is and isn’t working with your school life. You will create goals and actionable steps to reach those goals. If your academic coach is also a counselor, then you get the best of both worlds. You get targeted strategies to meet your academic goals with the expertise to tend to your mental health along the way.

Why is Academic Coaching Beneficial?

With academic coaching at The Well House, we utilize a solution-oriented approach. We focus on the realistic goals that you set for yourself to create a path for success. When tackling a load of classwork, social pressures, and extracurriculars; it can feel like you are climbing a growing wall. As you are tackling one task, it seems like three more are coming your way including grades, parental expectations, and the demands of higher education.

Academic coaching is going to teach you how to not only climb that wall you are facing but prepare you to leap over it. Sometimes all you need is for someone to show you a better way to prioritize and organize the tasks in front of you. Academic coaches are partnering with you to create a plan that works for you. That is going to look a bit different for everyone. Some people are paralyzed by the stress of school. Working past that to a place where the workload in front of you is manageable and expectations are able to be met with vigor is a key strategy for these kinds of students. Just like we all learn a bit differently, coaches help you to find your strategy for facing the challenges ahead.

Once you have mastered the academic portion, you can also move beyond to tackle some of the harder issues that are holding you back from living your best life. It is often found that underneath the academic issues, there are real-life issues as well. Whether you are dealing with past trauma, current trauma, or just want to feel more in control, our counselors can help you to gain the confidence and resources to face it all. These are all things that someone qualified to teach or tutor may not have the resources to handle. Academic coaching addresses the whole person rather than just the school-centered mind.

Reasons You May Need Academic Coaching

It is a struggle to keep up with the classwork

Classwork can become overwhelming quickly. Unfortunately, when we are overwhelmed, it is easy to procrastinate while panicking. This snowballs to create an even bigger stressor every time you think about it. The good news is, that stress is manageable when you are working with a counselor. They are there to teach you ways to manage your academic-related stressors.

We can help you to come up with a plan to tackle that snowball one piece at a time. Helping you to break it down into bite-sized pieces allows the pressure to become more manageable. Maybe you’ve gotten behind a bit because of an illness or your extracurriculars are making it difficult to find a balance. Balance is the key to living a life this is fulfilled. Counselors are there to help you achieve the life you desire, and move beyond YouTube breathing techniques.

You are feeling a rise in anxiety surrounding classwork

That being said, anxiety creates a physical response in the body that can be hard to overcome without some techniques. You feel your heart start to race, your breathing quickens, and your muscles are tightening in preparation for your response to stress. The human body has a hard time differentiating between a physical threat to you and a mental stressor. Your body is telling you to either run, freeze, or fight. How does that translate into your work in school? This lends itself to procrastination, avoidance, and poor performance.

Recognizing when you are starting to become anxious is the first step to overcoming those physical responses. A therapist can work with you to help reframe those stress triggers in a way that you can de-escalate those physical responses in a way that is manageable. When you are able to take back control over your body, it is that much easier to tackle the classwork that is coming your way.

You are capable of doing well in school with all the right tools.

You are looking for direction when it comes to higher education

Searching for the right university or college program for you is extraordinarily overwhelming. It can feel like your entire life is going to be determined with this one single decision. It can also feel like the program that you choose is a definition of who you are for the rest of your days. If you want to know a secret, most people have no clue who they are and what they want to be when they grow up even after they’ve been working in the ‘real world’ for years. Self-discovery is a constant journey.

Choosing your college takes a heavy bit of introspection. Small or large; private or public; arts or science? Working with a counselor can help you to answer the necessary questions involved in this decision for yourself. We can’t tell you what to do with your life, but we can help guide you down the right path for you. Academic coaching can help you ask the right questions rather than all the generic questions that are coming your way.

You are overwhelmed and losing interest in school

When you feel buried by all the work and information that school flings your way, it is easy to lose interest entirely and want to give up. Giving up may seem easy at the time, but it makes for hardships later on. This is the time to reach out to people you trust to let them know how you are feeling. It can make it even worse to feel alone and discouraged. Reaching out to those people doesn’t make you weak or dumb. It means you are taking back control of your life and the way you feel.

Taking with a counselor during academic coaching will help you to understand why you are feeling the way you are. Through targeted questioning, we can guide you to finding solutions to the problems that seem too hard for you at the moment right now. It’s about small steps every day to create a life that is better for you. Not only can you be doing better in school, but you can also find fulfillment in it as well. There are no guarantees that we can make school as interesting as those other hobbies you love, but we can help you reframe it to make it less annoying and tedious.

Parents, how you may be contributing to your child’s stress

As much as we love our kids, it is hard not to put undue pressure on their academic performance and life choices. You obviously want the best for their life and their future, but have you taken a step back to wonder if the way that you are approaching that is stressing them out more than necessary? Every child dreads feeling like a failure in the eyes of the people they love the most.

So, that then begs the question: as a parent, how can you help your child when they are struggling with their academic performance and overall satisfaction with their education? One step would be to put them in the best position possible to heal themselves. Take some of the pressure off from your side by letting them know that you will be there for them even when things are not going the way we planned. Listen actively to how they are feeling about school and watch for signs of stress in your child. Make sure you are leaving them time to have a social life. Developing those skills will help them to cope now and create a healthy future in their relationships.

Bringing them into a counseling practice for academic coaching can also let them know that there are more resources out there than just extra tutoring time. Grades are often a reflection of a child’s mental state as well as their learning journey. When they do come to you with a report that contains less than ideal scores, ask them how they are doing. Stress and anxiety can cause major deviations in performance. Communicating to your child that their mental state is an important part of who they are means that they are more likely to check in with themselves as well rather than just letting it go unattended.

Communication with your child

Be truly empathetic and non-confrontational

When commuting with your child when it comes to grades, you are often addressing them in a moment of personal crisis. Here are some tips to let you better communicate. First and foremost, it is better to approach them in an empathetic and non-confrontational manner. They are likely to think that you are only going to be disappointed by their underperformance. When you come to them from a place of understanding, they are more likely to really and truly connect honestly with you.

Oftentimes, this will allow you to work your way to the root of the issue rather than addressing surface-level issues. You can go from “I never get any sleep” to “I’m so stressed out about graduating and facing adult life that I am unable to shut down at night.” These are two related issues, but you can see how the first has an obvious answer (go to bed earlier) and the second means that your teen could use the help of a counselor.

Find things to praise your child for

Another way to keep the conversation constructive is to find moments to praise your child. Maybe they are struggling with their academic performance, but they are over performing in other ways. Finding those little moments for them to feel valued and appreciated can help to facilitate their openness to a way to address larger issues. At the same time, allow there to be pauses in the conversation for your child to really think about their responses. Forcing them to solve their own issues right away may not be realistic since they themselves may not even really know why they are having a hard time.

Seek a third party to help them open up

If your child is unable to communicate those frustrations and issues with you as a parent, academic counseling is a great place for them to explore the issue for themselves. Working through it on their own can be less embarrassing sometimes than talking through it with you when they are feeling the pressure of underperformance. Either way, it may be beneficial for you as a parent to seek out some support of your own. Parent coaching, like academic coaching, is a great place to find resources on how to handle the stress that comes with being a parent to all ages of children.

How The Well House Group can help you

Here in Southlake, TX we have all the resources you can need to get back on your feet. Whether we can help you with stress management strategies, create a better balance in your life, and give you help when deciding the direction for higher education. What’s best about our academic coaching is that we are your partner. As counselors, we are able to address any higher issues that present themselves during our time together. For parents, we also offer parent coaching to help you be the best equipped to help your child.

Our counseling practice is also able to provide you with in-person academic coaching as well with our HIPAA secure telehealth connection. For those students with schedules that are harder to manage between academics, extracurriculars, and sports; online counseling means it is that much easier for you to seek out help.

Schedule a consultation with us today so that we can get started on making your academic life more manageable. You can schedule with us via text, phone call, or email. School doesn’t have to be miserable. Let us help you experience success again.

Young Adult Therapy | When it gets real, get real help.

As a young adult, counseling in Southlake, TX may be the last thing on your mind. You step out into the world feeling like everything is new and fresh and also overwhelming. There are new friends, new jobs, maybe moving out on your own, and all kinds of other new experiences. All of these challenges can be exhilarating at their best and exhausting at their worst. We turn to friends for comfort and support but they do not always have the answers that we need. That is where young adult therapy can help!

An online therapist in Southlake, TX can be like a best friend – except they are confidential, knowledgeable, and have been there before. They are kind, honest, and will turn the mirror back on you to help you grow and change. A counselor is never afraid to bring up the hard stuff. Unlike a best friend, when you are working with a counselor the focus is always on you and your needs. Whatever your struggle, counselors are impartial and capable of handling whatever you are going through. Even if you aren’t actively struggling with trauma, anxiety, or depression; a counselor can help. When you are looking to grow and learn about yourself, young adult therapy is the perfect place to do so.

Fresh out in the world

young adult friends enjoying time together. As young adults, life is changing. Get perspective with online therapy in Texas. Begin working with us in young adult therapy in Southlake, TX for guidance and relief with issues such as trauma, depression, and anxiety soon!It seems like there is a massive push for everyone to grow up and become an “adult”. Maybe you are finally on your own and it hits you, “I am so not equipped to be here.” Whether you are doing your taxes for the first time or realizing how uncomfortable it is to be on your own, there is no escaping the transition from teenager to adult. The good news is that it does get easier as time goes on. The first time you go to an interview or figure out your finances is always the hardest. There is just soo much you don’t know… yet! It’s downright overwhelming when you are going through all these transitions at the same time. If you are also navigating tough emotions or mental health challenges, then it can even feel more challenging. While time can help with the newness, a counselor can make the transition easier. You don’t have to navigate these times alone – especially if your mental health is suffering – find a counselor you connect with. We can help.

Brand New Jobs

How many times has someone asked you “what do you want to do when you grow up?” Probably a lot. Everyone, including you, is wondering where you’re heading and what you plan to do. Even though it is the natural progression of things, it doesn’t make it any less daunting. Sooner or later you will end up working your first job, and you may find yourself wondering – “Is this IT?” While you may have worked in high school or through college, this job feels different. It’s a real job.. Like a career job. Talk about daunting. There is so much to consider and figure out about life. So much time was spent on getting to this point, and if you are feeling underwhelmed, overwhelmed, or less than satisfied; a counselor in Southlake, TX can help. You don’t have to have all the answers. In fact, you don’t even have to know all the questions. If you know how you are feeling, a therapist can help you sort out the rest. Young adult therapy can help to reconcile how you are coping with your career goals and your own life.

Brand New Friends

Sometimes change comes easily, and sometimes it’s hard. As you grow and find your way in the world, your friendships will follow suit. You will be meeting new people and interacting in new ways. It’s a little intimidating and awkward to figure out how to make friends in a new place. Old relationships may not work in the context of your new life, and it can be difficult when these relationships fade. How do you know when a relationship has run its course? And how do you connect with new people as an adult?

Counseling is a place to work through your relationships, both new and old. Relating to others as an adult can mean stepping out of your comfort zone to meet new people. Counselors at the Well House Group can help you navigate relationships and live a fuller life.

Brand New Places

Woman sitting in rocks looking over ocean. When you're ready to begin therapy in southlake, tx, The Well House Counselors are here to help. Begin young adult therapy in Southlake, TX today for relief with anxiety, depression, or life transitions. When leaving college or home, you may find yourself in a new place. Whether you are living an hour or two away from your childhood home or you’ve moved across the country, it’s common to feel isolated in a new place. Finding a way to plug into your community can seem like an impossible task all on your own. A therapist in Southlake, TX can provide comfort and support during these transitional times. Together, you will explore ways to connect and meet people in your new community.

Even if you are moving to a new place with your partner, you will want to make new connections with others outside the relationship. Your partner cannot meet all of your social needs, and you will both benefit from diverse experiences outside of the relationship – much like you did before the move. Ease the transition by talking with a counselor on strategies for engagement and how to learn to love the new place that you will call home.

Feelings of failure

Young adulthood includes college students too. Whether you are working your first adult job or you are in college, burnout and fatigue are common. Society has expectations, parents provide pressure, and your peers always seem to be doing something better or farther along. Pressure comes from all angles, and it’s exhausting to try and keep up. If you are struggling with fear of failure, a counselor can help you keep things in perspective. Don’t wait until you burn out or break. It’s possible to move forward in life without stress and anxiety. A counselor can help you learn to listen to your own intuition or inner knowing. When you find this inner voice, it will be easier to tune out anything else that doesn’t align.

The trajectory of your life is going to look very different from the people around you – and it should! You are uniquely you, and all your successes and failures are gearing you up for something great!

Learning to cope with that failure and finding peace in who you are is important in becoming an adult.

Discovering where you fit

This is where it gets juicy. Everything always comes down to you – who you are and what you want. In fact, this journey of self-discovery isn’t always smooth, but a therapist in Southlake, TX can help buffer along the way. You may not know it now, but you were made to do something awesome. That definition of awesome is entirely up to you. When you were a kid, your parents defined what you did and how you did it. Now, it’s your turn to decide. If you are struggling with anxiety, depression, trauma, or any other mental health challenge, this can seem entirely overwhelming. Your mental health struggles don’t have to postpone your journey. Also, your mental health is a part of your story, and the skills and strengths you develop during these tough times will be a testament to your strength and ability to overcome. Whatever your story, make it yours.

Finding your place isn’t always easy or intuitive. A young adult counselor can help you on that journey. Counseling is a place to share your deepest worries and your greatest triumphs. Your counselor will provide empathy and expertise as you find yourself.

Young Adult Therapy Can Help You Build Stronger Relationships

Woman outside in orange and green outfit smiling. Life comes with all kinds of changes, especially young adulthood. Begin navigating it with young adult therapy in southlake, tx either in person or via online therapy in texas today!Are all your friends getting married or pairing up in committed relationships? Tis the season! But it’s not so merry for some. Finding the right partner isn’t easy. Especially if you are struggling with anxiety or depression, it’s hard to think about something so long-term. It is perfectly fine if you are not ready. For those who are still wondering or not so sure, these years are a great time to explore your interests. Do things you enjoy doing. Explore and live a life entirely on your terms. Get to know yourself. Whether or not you meet someone in the process isn’t the point. Having fun and getting to know what you like and don’t like is.

Maybe you already know this; but in case you don’t, relationships are never, ever going to be perfect. Whether you are cultivating deeper friendships or striving to build a future with a committed partner, all relationships provide us the opportunity to work on ourselves. This may be the first time you are exploring your stuff and realizing how the past has affected you. A counselor in Southlake, TX can help you sort through the challenges and find healthy ways to relate to the important people in your life.

Parental relationships change during this time as well

Even as you grow and become more independent, you will always be your parents’ child. The relationship with your parents has been shifting and changing for a while now. It’s normal and totally okay if you are having a tough time navigating these changes – or maybe it’s your parents who are having the tough time! However things are going for you, you will need to learn new ways to communicate with your parents.

It’s easy to revert back to childish ways when talking with parents, but these old ways of communicating aren’t going to be effective. As you learn new ways to communicate your needs and feelings, it may be helpful to get clear on what you want before having the conversation. A therapist can help you get clear on your needs and find the right words when talking with your parents.

How can we help you in young adult therapy in Southlake, TX?

Young adult working at desk in white office. Seasons change, don't let them keep you from thriving. Get support from a therapist in southlake with young adult therapy in southlake, tx. Join us in person or via online therapy in texas soon!There are so many things going on in your life right now, and you don’t have to figure it all out on your own. These years are special and full of opportunity, but they aren’t without struggle. The counselors at the Well House are trained to help you achieve your goals. Let us help you with your journey of self-discovery, relationship management, and communication skills.

Alongside our young adult therapy, we also offer career coaching for young adults. Finding a job that you like and enjoy doesn’t come naturally for most people. Balance and fulfillment are possible, and a counselor can help you find your way.

Other services you may be interested in include:

Parent coaching, therapy for momsEMDR therapyEMDR for peak performancepostpartum supportmarriage counseling, and couples therapy, and teen therapy. Alongside our regular office, preparing for the rest of your life has never been easier and more accessible than ever – The Well House offers sessions both in-person and online therapy in Texas.  Our HIPAA-approved connection means that you and everything that you share is safe within each session. We are excited to help you find balance, purpose, and joy in life as you ultimately, reconnect with yourself and find freedom. Call now!

Teen Counseling | A Judgment-Free Zone

Teen counseling can sometimes be a difficult topic to bring up within a family. Parents can feel hurt if they feel blindsided, and teens can feel pushed to do something that is uncomfortable and out of their norm. No matter which side you fall on, it is important that if you are seeing the signs that your teen should be in counseling, you get them the help that they need. Teens, don’t be afraid to make the first move here, too. Reaching out a hand for help can be terrifying, but it is worth it in the end.

Why do so many teens’ emotions feel larger than life?

The teenage years are choke-full of changes: physically, mentally, and socially. All those changes lead to a ton of new stress that never existed as a child. Some find it relatively easy to navigate through this. Other teens have a harder time adjusting. It is the stigma to label the teen years as some of the hardest as a parent. However, think about how exhausting it is as a child to be growing into an adult. Especially in the United States, teens are pushed to grow up quickly. Responsibility without preparation can be a hard thing to handle.

Emotionally, there is a lot going on with your teen. One might attribute some of their poorer choices or outbursts to be associated with a lack of intellectual development. However, abstract reasoning, memory, and the formal capacity for planning are already developed by the time a person is about 15 or 16. The prefrontal cortex which regulates reasoning and impulse control is not fully developed in teens. The reason that they often feel out of control and make some poor decisions is actually attributed to their emotional state. When asked questions about different scenarios, they often say the same thing as adults. Their emotional state coupled with social pressures is actually what is driving that ‘out of control behavior that is so stereotypical to teenagers. Their ebb and flow of hormones are also driving that crazy train, so lookout.

Teen hormones play a big role in their emotions

Due to the variability of those hormones, their emotional state can feel hard to manage both internally and as a caregiver. There may not be a real way that they can easily grasp that can explain certain behaviors. This is where talking with a counselor can really help sort through an especially confusing time. Teen counseling allows them an outlet outside of their friends and family to feel heard enough to dig deeper into those emotions to help process them in a healthy manner. Online counseling for teens in Texas is also a great place to dive into anxiety and depression-related symptoms to help catch those disenfranchised people before they fall deeper into those negative emotions.

Counselors in Southlake, Texas are not there to judge you

As a teenager, it can sometimes feel like you are under this gigantic magnifying glass for all of the world to judge. Teen counseling in Southlake, TX is not a place for that kind of judgment. Instead, it is about introspection and acting as a guide to help you through arguably one of the toughest times people face. You are stuck right in between adulthood and childhood. Although in some ways you feel like an adult, you are not quite there yet. This can be extremely frustrating if you do not feel heard or seen because of that.

Counselors in Southlake are specialized to help you work through whatever it is that is bothering you. Big or small, we are trained to get to the root of each issue and address it in the manner that best suits you. We are there to work with you. Let teen counseling be a safe place to destress and get back some control over your own life – even when it feels like it is out of your control. This is something that even adults have to face when we are supposed to be ‘adulting’. If you can learn some techniques to better manage your own life, you are going to be that much more prepared for when real adult life does come around.

School can be a major source of stress

Teens walking outside near flowers and green trees. If your teen is struggling with anxiety, depression, or stress, then it may be time to begin teen counseling in southlake, tx. We also provide online counseling for teens in Texas, if online therapy for teens fits better. Call now!Whether you are in middle school or high school, there is a huge amount of pressure to perform in a way that sets the path for the rest of your life. If you are stressed out to the point of severe anxiety though, how are you supposed to be able to perform well? Kind of a catch-22, if you think about it. Maybe it’s not that you can’t do well in school, but rather outside factors like anxiety or stress are getting in the way.

The transition from middle school to high school can be a difficult one. You are finding a new place within your group of peers, discovering who you are, and trying to manage harder and harder academics all at the same time. Having a counselor to talk with can make that transition that much easier. It may feel sometimes like you are alone in your experiences. You are not. We are here to help you in any way we can whether that be coping skills, stress management, or working through anxiety.

Teens are dealing with a lot academically

It now seems to be a societal expectation that most kids go to college too. This may not even be the path for every person, but how are you supposed to find out if you are so stressed out? Talking with a counselor can help you sort through some of those tough decisions at the end of high school and set you up for success at the beginning. Our academic coaching in Southlake, TX may be a great resource for you as you are navigating school and feeling overwhelmed. We can help you work through decisions on higher education, manage your time effectively, and reach your academic goals.

Teen counseling in Southlake, TX is a foundation for a good life

Counseling is something that will always be helpful for people. Like we mentioned earlier, these are the skills that are going to prepare you for the rest of your life. Whether you are learning through online therapy in Texas or in an office with the guidance of a counselor, these skills are valuable. it doesn’t make it less valuable. Counseling may be the easier way to learn these skills though. Let us help you take all of the guessing games out of what it can mean to grow up. We may not have all of the answers, but we are here to help you create a better life.

Counseling can help you learn emotional regulation, social skills, and self-esteem, improved communication, the ability to address self-defeating behaviors and habits, stress management, problem-solving skills, and increased confidence in your decision-making. As a teenager, you are in the process of learning how to build, maintain, and regulate friendships in your life, online counseling for teens can help you with your relationships whether they are romantic or not.

So, while we are here for those cases of depression, anxiety, stress, trauma, and other teenage disorders; counseling is also there for the teens that would like to learn how to be better adults.

Let’s talk about suicide and self-harm in teenagers

Teen boy standing outside near brick building leaning against railing. The teenage years can be hard, for both parents and teens. Consider teen counseling in southlake, tx and parent coaching today for further guidance. Begin teen counseling near me "southlake, TX 76092"Self-harm is something that makes a lot of people wonder why. Why are they doing this? How could it possibly make them feel better? What am I missing in my teen to make them do this? All of these questions and more are ones that often only your teen can answer for themselves, that is if they even know it themselves. Self-harm is a major sign that they are not able to cope with whatever is going on in their life. That can range from loss to self-hatred to severe anxiety.

Having a counselor step in may be necessary

Seeking out the help of a counselor is critically important if you are seeing signs of self-harm or elevated levels of stress in your child. We work with your child to help them understand why they are doing this and to find healthier ways to manage their emotions. If you are a teen that is self-harming and you don’t understand why you may not be able to stop. Please reach out to us. Online counseling for teens is a judgment-free zone, and we are here to help you feel better. Your friends are not equipped to help you in this area of crisis, but your counselor can help.

Warning signs your teen may be struggling with suicidal thoughts:

Teenage suicide numbers continue to rise each year. The factors that play into these numbers are different for every person, but there are usually warning signs there for parents and other close friends to see before it happens. Sometimes, they will attempt suicide after an acute crisis occurs or there is a particular conflict between them and family or friends.

  1. Noticeable changes in eating or sleeping habits
  2. Unexplained or unusually severe, violent, or rebellious behavior
  3. Withdrawal from family or friends
  4. Sexual promiscuity, truancy, and vandalism
  5. Drastic personality change
  6. Agitation, restlessness, distress, or panicky behavior
  7. Talking or writing about committing suicide, even jokingly
  8. Giving away prized possessions
  9. Doing worse in school

If you are seeing any of these symptoms, there are things you can do to help them out. First, offer to be a person that will just listen to what is bothering them. Sometimes teenagers feel like there is no one to listen to them without the fear of being judged. When you offer them a place to feel supported with compassion, they can begin to open up about their feelings. Talk with them about the concerning behavior, but refrain from offering advice or trying to solve the problem for them.

Talking About Suicide Can be Uncomfortable, but it is Important

It’s also important to talk about suicide with the term ‘suicide’. When we talk about suicide using other terms, we may make it seem trivial when in fact it is very serious. When we talk about teen suicide and self-harm, it can be very uncomfortable. Even if it makes you uncomfortable to discuss, it’s no less important than sexual education with your children. If this is a topic that you are struggling with, then parent coaching with The Well House can be helpful alongside teen counseling. This can also help make your teen feel heard and understood. As well as provide you parent support during these difficult times. Parenting is a difficult task full of imperfection. Therefore, it is hard to know when we are doing the right thing for our child.

If the situation is not emergent, please seek out professional help. A teen that is attempting or talking about suicide is in need of immediate professional help. When your child is in direct harm’s way, do not feel afraid to also seek help at an emergency center. (Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 800-273-8255) These people are trained to help in all kinds of emergent situations.

What do we offer here at The Well House in Southlake?

Here at our office in Southlake, TX, we cater to teen counseling with our specialized team of counselors. Reagan Vermillion is a Licensed Professional Counselor Associate who specializes in the family dynamic. Reagan and Jennifer are a great team to tackle all of the issues that come your way in life. Whether you are a parent looking for guidance and resources for your entire family. Or, you are a teen looking for a safe place to feel heard, our practice is the place for you.

Other services The Well House Offers:

Alongside our teen counseling, we also offer academic counseling, parent coaching, and therapy for moms, EMDR therapy, EMDR for peak performance, postpartum support, marriage counseling, and couples therapy, young adult therapy. Alongside our regular office, we also offer online therapy in Texas. If coming to the office is something that is holding you back from getting the help that you need, do not let that stop you. Our HIPAA-approved connection means that you and everything that you share is safe within each session.

Let us be the hand you need to hold to get to the other side. Life can be hard, but it can feel easier. Especially with the right resources and support. In the meantime, life doesn’t have to feel out of your control. Schedule an appointment by call, text, or email with us today to feel like yourself again.

Career Coaching for Young Adults

Do you know what you want to be when you grow up? Well, get ready for a huge sigh of relief, because most of us are still trying to answer that same question. Some people get lucky. They know what they love, it makes them tons of money, and life appears to be pretty great. The other 99.9% of us are left wondering why we can’t be the same. Of course, social media glamour plays a huge role in making us doubt our choices, but it’s a bit more complicated than that. If you are totally lost, unfulfilled, or struggling with the changes happening in your life, career coaching can help.

Adulting is more than just making sure that you are paying your bills and doing the laundry. It’s about finding where you fit in the world and how you can create a life that is fulfilling and tailored to your needs. This can and likely will change as you grow older. The dreams you had as a child and a teen may not match up with the realities of your life as an adult now. Reconciling the two can be a difficult and complicated process.

What is Career Coaching for Young Adults?

A lot of college students end up in the corporate world after graduation. This path seems inevitable as they begin to pay bills, student debt, or live on their own. Some thrive while others struggle in this kind of environment. Career coaching can help you to determine which camp you fall into and why. It can help you to relate to coworkers in a way that you may have never had to do before. Coaching can guide you to reach your potential. Coaching can also give you the confidence to branch out and become self-employed.

Whatever your aspirations are after you enter the workforce, career counselors are there to suss out what exactly you need to get farther in your career.

Unfulfillment in the workplace is rampant, and first jobs are no exception. Granted, pushing paperwork is not exactly some people’s dream; but there are ways to make this job feel valuable and important in the grander view of things. Career coaching can help to reframe some of your other preconceived notions on what it means to be an employee and to be part of the team.

Career coaching can even be the place where you find your wings to fly out on your own. It can feel a lot like leaping off the edge of a building. With the proper tools, planning, support, and mindset; however, you can achieve whatever you set out to do. Counselors can help to ensure that you are ready to take the emotional step of finding that footing alone.

Pre-grad Counseling

Career coaching can help to reframe some of your other preconceived notions on what it means to be an employee and to be part of the team.  Career coaching can even be the place where you find your wings to fly out on your own. It can feel a lot like leaping off the edge of a building. With the proper tools, planning, support, and mindset; however, you can achieve whatever you set out to do. Counselors can help to ensure that you are ready to take the emotional step of finding that footing alone.When you are in your final years of college, every other question is what you are going to do with your degree. When you have a vision of what your future can hold, it is so much easier to get through those last few months. Not only is it mentally fatiguing, but having a plan can help you get in those last few classes necessary to graduate with the experience necessary to stand out from the person sitting next to you in the interview.

Speaking of which, talking through your fears of interviewing with a career coach can help to answer the most awkward interview questions. Do you know your true strengths and weaknesses in a way that will make you a top candidate? It’s definitely one thing to know these things as a new person in the workforce, but talking about them with prospective employers is quite different. For example: saying that your biggest weakness is that you are an overachiever (even if it’s true) may not be the best way to present yourself in an interview. Let us help you to discover a more nuanced version of yourself and take a look at the weaknesses you do possess. You may even be able to overcome those weaknesses when working with a career coach.

Don’t allow those final moments outside of the adult world to go to waste. Take the time to really figure out who you are. Most adults cannot answer those questions. Get a step above the pack with your ability to talk about yourself the right way.

Entering the workforce

Maybe you’ve been lucky enough to have your dream job lined up right out of college. Good for you! For the rest of the people still searching, having a career coach can help to narrow down the immense world of job searching. It can be a long and discouraging process. Putting yourself out there to get rejected or ghosted over and over again is hard on the best of days. A career coach is there to help soften the blow and let you vent when it becomes too much.

They are also there to help you narrow down the businesses you are putting yourself out there for. Is small business the way to go or are you fine with being one part of a larger picture? These are questions that a career coach can help you to determine where you might thrive the most. Without this guidance, you may end up skipping around for years trying to figure out the best place for your personality and work-life balance. Every company is going to tout their version of work-life balance, but knowing what works best for you is an important first step.

Changing careers or starting a business

Changing careers, even if you’ve only been in the workforce for a little while, is a scary step. You’ve taken the hard step of determining where you are at is not right for you. Now comes the even harder part of either going back into a new job and starting from scratch or beginning a new business. Having someone impartial to have your back and guide you through it all is so important.

Your spouse or family can be a great support in this time, and a career coach can only add to the tools in your belt for success. That’s all you can do in life. Prepare and learn and grow. Being a successful and happy human means discovering new things every day and taking the time to invest in yourself. In this case, you are investing in your future career happiness.

Starting a business is especially tricky. Not everyone is going to be on board, and the stress of wondering “Will this work?” is constantly lurking in the back of your mind. A career coach can help you to overcome some of the self-doubts that come with the surge of passion in starting a new venture. There is no miracle formula for success, but preparing your mindset for it makes the difference between persevering through it all and giving up before you’ve even started. A career counselor is impartial, but they are also empathetic to whatever you may be feeling.


Okay, but how is a counselor different than a mentor?

A mentor is someone that has been there before, made mistakes, and lived to tell the tale. Battle-worn and ready to swap horror stories down the road, these people are often ill-equipped to handle the emotional component of changing careers and managing one in the context of your own experiences. You are the only one living and experiencing your life. Mentors are generally limited in the advice that they can give based on personal experience. That has its own kind of value, absolutely. But finding fulfillment in what you are doing for a living or handling the stress of changing careers is the stuff that therapists handle all day long. It is their job to help you to live the best life possible because:

Career coaches are impartial

Their training means that they are only interested in helping you to achieve YOUR goals. Counselors are experienced at digging deeper than the average person to get the core of what you need. Perhaps, you have an idea of what you think you need when really the root of your issues are a little deeper than you expected.

Having someone impartial on your side means that you are able to discover what you need without worrying about the expectations of others. Parents, partners, friends, and coworkers all have an implicit bias even if they are there to support you. Talking with a career coach can allow you to let your guard down in a real and powerful way.

Career coaches are a professional at handling stress

career woman working lateJobs are stressful. Period. Even if it is something that you absolutely love, there is always some kind of stress coming at you. Deadlines, coworkers, bosses; you name it! Our team is there to help teach you how to manage all of that anxiety. Anxiety can be a huge roadblock to achieving your best life. For a lot of people, it is extremely difficult to separate the stress of the office from your everyday life. Young adults are struggling more and more with leaving their work and balancing out living. When work takes over your life, it can become a vicious cycle of stress.

Career coaches are equipped to handle emotional roadblocks

Teaching others how to overcome all of those challenges is a large part of career coaching. This can also help you in other aspects of your life. It’s hard to contain your life in just one or two boxes. Our emotions and issues tend to bleed a bit into every part of our lives in one way or another. Things like family issues and relationships are all affected by our mental state. If your career is blocking you from being the kind of person that you want to be, career coaching can help to level out the rough edges.

Trauma in your past could be the thing holding you back from the life you deserve. Counselors can help you to uncover all kinds of things in your way that you never even considered. If there is one thing that you can point to blocking your path to success, maybe EMDR treatment is the thing for you. It can also be used to remove those mental blocks in an innovative way that moves beyond talk therapy.

How EMDR can supplement Career Coaching

Young adults can carry their share of trauma. Whether you are dealing with something heavier or you want to work past the things that are blocking your focus; EMDR can help you get there. We work with you using a specialized technique to target negative emotions associated with a particular triggering event to reframe those responses to something more positive. Working with our counselors can move you to speak better in public, take risks at work to get ahead, and unlock all of your potential. You can read all about it in our EMDR therapy blog if you feel like this would be a good option for you and your situation.

Career Coaching here at The Well House Group

We are here to help you unlock all of your potential as well as help you through the hard times. Our trained staff is here to keep you performing your best and create the life you’ve always dreamed of having. Fulfillment and joy are just a few sessions away. Career coaching here at the Well House Group in Southlake, TX fills your toolbelt up with all the necessary and essential tools for success.

Our experts create an environment for you to develop the life you’ve always dreamed of. There is no reason to keep yourself from as much success as possible, and that comes from knowing yourself better than you ever have before. The life of hard knocks does not have to be your story.

You can schedule today by reaching out via text, phone, or email. Learn more about us and the services we offer here at The Well House Group. Stop your career from taking over your life. Let us help you to live the life you have always wanted.

EMDR Therapy | What is It & How Does it Work?

Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) is a dynamic tool that is helpful for many different concerns. EMDR therapy can help those who have suffered past traumas. It can also address persistent thoughts that are getting in the way of your goals and happiness. The EMDR Peak Performance Protocol can even help you maximize your performance and push beyond your current limits. In short, EMDR helps you rewire your brain so that you can more easily reach your goals – whatever they may be.

What makes EMDR therapy in Texas work?

Eye movement desensitization and reprocessing or EMDR is a technique that allows the brain to rewire the way it thinks and perceives memories. Most often, this is in response to a traumatic event or a series of repeated traumas. When our bodies encounter something traumatic, our fear response is triggered. Then, when the fear response is on, the amygdala turns on and we react in one of three ways: fight, flight, or freeze. During these moments, our memories become jumbled and the brain has a tough time distinguishing the dangerous memories from the safe ones.

When our brain processes the traumatic memory and everything is jumbled. The memory and anything else associated with it will become a trigger for the emotions we are experiencing during the event. This is why our body can have such a visceral response to certain memories. Once the memory has been stored, the body doesn’t discriminate – whether you are recalling an awkward moment from 6th grade math class or a traumatic event, the body will remember and experience emotions that are in line with the way it was processed the first time.

EMDR therapy works by eliciting these memories and utilizing eye movement to reprocess the memories. You can do this with eye movements, tapping, or other less-visual methods. Over the course of each session, the mind will respond less and less to the memory or the thought. You are essentially re-learning how to think about and process memory.

EMDR allows the brain to untangle the original memories and associated emotions/beliefs. This untangling allows the person to remember the experience without re-triggering old survival responses.

EMDR will change the experience of the memory itself.

How do we know EMDR works?

Woman reaching up arms up to bright sun. If you're struggling with feeling stuck EMDR therapy in Texas may help. Become unstuck and heal. Work with a skilled online therapist who gets it and provides emdr therapy near me "southlake 76092"EMDR is heavily researched and studied. Since its creation by psychologist Francine Shapiro around 1989, over 20,000 practitioners have been trained to perform EMDR. The American Psychological Association has a great collection of case studies demonstrating the efficacy of EMDR. At the Well House, many lives changed have been as a result of the EMDR protocols.

Who are the best candidates for EMDR Therapy in Southlake, TX?

Depending on your situation, you can use EMDR in conjunction with traditional talk therapy or in place of talk therapy. Many EMDR studies have been with individuals suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder. Since its inception in the 1980s, therapists use many treatment protocols to treat a variety of needs beyond PTSD. EMDR can help with:

  • Anxiety, panic attacks, and phobias
  • Chronic Illness and medical issues
  • Depression and bipolar disorders
  • Dissociative disorders
  • Eating disorders
  • Grief and loss
  • Pain
  • Performance anxiety
  • Personality disorders
  • PTSD and other trauma and stress-related issues
  • Sexual assault
  • Sleep disturbance
  • Substance abuse and addiction
  • Violence and abuse

Another use for EMDR Therapy: Peak Performance Protocol

Peak performance southlake athlete bending backward with arms up above head. When you're training, the last thing you need to deal with is performance anxiety. Get help with emdr for peak performance today. Recover via EMDR therapy in Texas!EMDR for performance works in your mind to identify and reprogram the negative emotions and beliefs that are holding you back. The EMDR for Peak Performance protocol takes these principles and applies them towards amplifying your performance potential. Whether you are an athlete looking to get an edge on your competition or an entrepreneur looking to maximize your mind, EMDR therapy in Texas is a great way to do so. Emotions can hold us back in ways that we never even knew.

If you struggle with performance anxiety or have difficulty speaking in front of any large group of people, you likely have some negative beliefs running in the background of your mind. The EMDR for Peak Performance protocol can help you break down the fears and resistance to public speaking. Your counselor will walk you through a process that begins with identifying the negative beliefs and fears that are holding you back.

When finished with the peak performance protocol, you will have a new way of seeing yourself.

You will feel confident and no longer fear public speaking and will be able to perform at your best no matter the situation.

For athletes, past injuries can lead to hesitation and can get in the way of you performing at the highest level. When you get to a certain level in your sport, the difference between good and great often comes down to your mental game. The Peak Performance protocol will strategically target the areas that are holding you back. By working with an EMDR therapist, you will begin to think differently and perform better.

What do we offer for Online EMDR Therapy in Texas or at our office in Southlake?

The counselors at The Well House are trained to work with you using EMDR therapy techniques for anything from trauma recovery to peak performance EMDR therapy. We partner with you to help you overcome your past and to create your future. With the right support, anything is possible. Learn more about us today and contact us via text, phone call, or email to get you started on the path to better living.

Begin EMDR Therapy in Southlake, TX

If you’re dealing with performance anxiety or trauma, then working with a caring EMDR therapist can help you.  Our Southlake, Texas counseling group has caring therapists who specialize in online EMDR Therapy in Texas, or in-person in our Southlake, TX office. To begin your counseling journey, follow these simple steps:

  1. ​Text, call or email The Well House
  2. Meet with one of our skilled therapists
  3. Start living your life in a more fulfilling way free from anxiety and healing from trauma!

Other Mental Health Services at The Well House

EDMR Therapy in Texas isn’t the only service we offer in our South Lake, TX counseling group. Other services include therapy for momsparent coachingEMDR for peak performancetherapy for teenspostpartum support for momsacademic coachingcareer coaching for young adultsmarriage counseling and couples therapyyoung adult therapy, and for LPC Interns and Associates looking to complete their licensure requirements we offer clinical supervision in Texas. All of our services are offered via online therapy in Texas and we have limited in-person options. When you’re ready, begin therapy and start living in a healthy and more fulfilling way.

Parent Coaching Isn’t Just for Those with Troubled Kids

As parents, it can be difficult to find the appropriate method of communication and parenting style when your family is constantly bombarded with ‘helpful advice’ from nearly every angle. Parent coaching in Texas is different. That lady at the grocery store judging your screaming toddler isn’t the best person to be consulting on how to raise well-adjusted children. Each stage of life comes with a whole new set of challenges; but, unfortunately, those times do not come with a road map.

All the self-help books in the world cannot understand your individual family and their needs as they grow and change. Especially when you are trying to handle a difficult child with big emotions, not knowing what to do is part of the territory. That is where counseling and parent coaching can become very effective. We are sharing with you just a few of the many reasons why our approach to counseling in Southlake, TX may be right for you and your family.

So, what can parent coaching do for you?

Coaching can allow you and your children to become closer and build better bonds

Younger boy and girl baking together in the kitchen. As your kids age, parenting changes. Learn how to walk through this with a parent coach in Southlake, TX. You can meet us in person or via online therapy today. Begin parenting coaching in Texas soon!You might assume that this would apply only to older children and teens, but knowing how to communicate effectively with your younger children can lay the groundwork for later years as well. At each stage of life, there is an immense amount of chemical and physical changes that can become overwhelming to your children. Understanding the reasoning behind your children’s behavior can allow you as the parent to better address their needs.

Teenagers have nothing on the angst of a person that thinks they know it all. Opening up the avenue of communication early with your children can lead to a better understanding between you both as they grow into young adults. Teenage years are looked upon as the nightmare years of any parent. You were a teenager once, but it may be hard to really reconnect with your inner teen in order to understand them. Talking with a licensed professional counselor can help you get back into your own teenage shoes. Granted, your shoes may not be in style anymore, but the point remains

You will feel more confident in your parenting decisions and goals

Feeling your way in the dark with kids is a lonely journey. It is easy to lose confidence in whatever decisions you are making. Bouncing questions off of a parent coach provides you with resources and the tools to know what works and what doesn’t. Parent coaching gives you back the control and therefore leads to a more content family. Parenting is no doubt stressful, but it is also so rewarding when you are being effective.

Out-of-control situations lead to a multitude of issues. We as humans cannot control everything, but we do have the power to control our reactions. Children have a hard time at the beginning controlling how they react until a parent can step in and teach them. How are parents of difficult children supposed to know how to react to those situations if they, themselves, have never been taught? That is what parent coaching with a counselor in Southlake, TX is all about.

Learn how to set goals and a path to success with a partner that will cheer you on along the way. Your counselor is there to help you in achieving whatever parent goals you and your family need to or want to set for themselves. Each family is unique, but that is what makes this kind of journey so magical!

Online parent coaching in Texas helps to correct harmful behaviors

It happens to all of us. You’ve probably thought to yourself, “Oh my gosh, I am just like my mother/father.” While some of us grew up with fantastic parents, there is always room for growth. Some of our own learned behaviors can be harmful to our children, and the last thing we want is to hurt their growth as human beings. Counseling can allow you the space to work on yourself. You can change those harmful patterns of behavior.

Likewise, it allows you the safe space to admit when you get off track. Perfection is never realistic for any of us. Having an empathetic and impartial person to turn to when you know you aren’t meeting the mark is important for your own well-being as a parent as well. Addressing the issues, learning how to best overcome them, and continuously improving is far better than a false perfection could ever be.

Sometimes, you just need a place to go when you feel overwhelmed

Man sitting in brown chair in corner while rubbing forehead. Parenting is rewarding and challenging. Working with a parent coach can help. Begin online parent coaching texas today. We look forward to working with you via online therapy in Southlake, TX. When the everyday worries that come with being a parent are too overwhelming, a counselor is a great option to relieve some of the stress and anxiety. Being a parent is such hard work. Sometimes, you need a place without any judgment to be imperfect. Maybe you don’t even know where to begin, you just feel like giving up, or your partner can’t give you the help that you so desperately need.

Counseling can be that place for you. Bounce the ideas, the worries, the fears off of someone that is a true expert. Our counselors are impartial, but they also care deeply for your personal journey and believe in addressing people as a whole. You can have an excellent game plan, but feelings and worries can arise that you never really expected.

What are some of the common issues covered in Online parent coaching?

As your child develops, their needs are developing alongside them. Therefore, the topics that we cover during your sessions will depend on the age of the children in your family. After assessing what your goals are with your family, we may dive into more generic topics to get a better understanding of where your family may be in their journey.

Infants and Toddlers

For infants and toddlers, mommy and me groups can be great. Parent coaching is something that can dive a little bit deeper into issues that are at the core of development. These formative years can be full of terrifying ways you may ‘mess up’ your children. Our counselors in Southlake, TX are there to explain the theory and best practices in a way that you create a thriving environment for your young ones. They already have the years of schooling to decode the lingo so you don’t have to. The topics we may cover looks something like this:

  • The expectations you carry for yourself as a parent of a new child.
  • Learning how your child is communicating with you and how to read those signals.
  • Teaching how to foster self-esteem from infancy.
  • Setting limitations while fostering independence.
  • Learning through play, literacy, and speech.


For children that are a bit older the topics that we cover begin to get more nuanced and complicated. This is when your children are learning their senses of right and wrong, growing self-esteem, and learning how to handle the stress of growing up. Some of the topics included in these discussions are:

  • Parenting styles and decision making as well as possibly single parenthood.
  • Communication strategies for young children.
  • How to encourage emotional growth and coping strategies for stress.
  • Dealing with problem behaviors and how to set structures and limits.
  • Helping your children to succeed in school and communicating with teachers.
  • Conflict resolution between siblings and friends. 


Adolescents come with these and more challenges. Along with communication strategies, learning styles emerging, and continued brain development; teens are facing the sea of hormones that come with these years. Topics for handling teen behavior could include:

  • How to handle your teen’s emerging sexuality.
  • Substance abuse prevention and peer pressure.
  • Nonviolent conflict resolution strategies.
  • Managing independence against outside risks.

Again, each family is going to be different. At our office here in Southlake, Texas
as well as via online therapy, we are providing you with the strategies to tackle these issues. Additionally, we are teaching you how your reactions and behaviors influence that of your children. Lastly, we can also provide therapy for teens alongside your parent coaching.

Let’s talk for just a minute about adolescents specifically

As a parent of a teen or a child that is nearing that stage of life, you may already know just how different parenting becomes. You are past the point where “Just because I said so” is a reasonable enough explanation to keep challenging questions at bay. They are becoming individuals with sometimes a completely different perception of the world than you. This world we are living in now also carries some unique challenges for that age group that we barely touched at that young of an age.

Young woman with blonde hair smiling with brunette friend. We know you want to connect with your teen, but how? Online parent coaching in Texas helps. Work with a skilled parent coach and improve your parenting style in-person or via online therapy in Texas!Social media and the wave of peer approval via those connections along with filters, photoshop, and impossible standards of comparison means that these children are far more susceptible to the pitfalls of depression and anxiety than ever before.  According to studies conducted by the CDC, children ages 6-11 years old and adolescents from age 12-17 years old experience depression at triple the rate as they enter the older category. As this is now what appears to be a permanent part of our society, how are we as parents supposed to handle that imbalance? Parent coaching can help you manage their delicately growing self-esteem and recognize some of the warning signs that can accompany larger issues.

How do you know if you are truly hearing your teen?

Talking with your teen about these and other hard topics can prove difficult. That is why parent coaching also focuses so much on communication strategies. Parents often think they are listening to their children; yet, the children sometimes still feel misunderstood or unheard. Improving our ability to allow space in the conversation for them to think about responses and digging deeper into how they are feeling about what’s happening is really important. Even as adults, we can struggle to communicate our true feelings to those we love. In-person or online parent coaching teaches you to work together. This moves you towards a true compromise that benefits all parties involved. And shows your child what it means to have mature and productive conversations.

Impact of nonverbal communication

An aspect of interpersonal relationships that is often overlooked but plays a huge role in nonverbal communication. Perhaps you as a parent are listening actively, but your teen is still struggling to feel heard. Nonverbal communication, or as it’s commonly referred to as body language, can have a massive impact on the productiveness of your communication. By the time adolescence rolls around, humans are very well attuned to the nuances that kind of communication provides. Parents often have to learn to control their own body language to help their teenagers feel comfortable. Small signs of aggression or frustration in hand gestures or posture can derail the best of conversations. Working with a parent coach helps you to calm your own subconscious feelings to stay neutral in the face of challenging times.

These are just a few of the many issues that are unique to teens of today. Sometimes it can feel as though you are constantly ‘behind the times, but that doesn’t mean that you can’t be there for them as a parent. There is no need to download TikTok to understand what is going through their head. All it takes is some time, effort, and maybe a helping hand from our therapists in Southlake, Texas to help you to build a lasting relationship with your teenager that will help heal wounds and prevent new ones from opening.

Is parent coaching right for you and your family?

Whether you are dealing with a particularly difficult child or just want to dive deeper into your relationships with your children, counseling in Southlake, Texas can take you there. We offer parent coaching alongside other styles of therapy to help you and your family get to the best place. Whether you are meeting with Jennifer or Reagan, you can rest assured that you are being cared for by people that love what they do.

Book yourself, your family, or your child for a consultation today via text, email, or phone call. We would be happy to have you as a part of our practice here in Southlake or via online therapy with our HIPAA secure telemedicine connection.

Begin online Parent Coaching in Texas

As parents, it can be difficult to communicate. When you parent, your family is constantly giving you advice from different perspectives. Sometimes you just need a space to listen and be heard. That is why parent coaching is different and beneficial. Our Southlake, Texas counseling group has skilled therapists who work as parent coaches. We will work to match you with the right coach that fits your needs. If you have questions about teen counseling or online parent coaching in Texas and would like to get started, please give us a call at 817-609-4080 or email us at

Other Mental Health Services at The Well House

Online parent coaching isn’t the only service we offer in our Southlake, TX counseling group. Other services at The Well House include therapy for moms, teen counselingEMDR therapy, parent coaching, postpartum support, EMDR for peak performance, academic coaching, career coaching, marriage counseling and couples therapy, and young adult therapy. Lastly, all of our services are offered in-person or via online counseling in Texas. We also offer LPC Interns and Associates looking to complete their licensure requirements we offer clinical supervision in Texas. Join us today to get specialized help for your needs.

Why Couples Counseling Is for Everyone

Marriage counseling and couples therapy sometimes come with a reputation. It’s the last step for a lot of people on the road to divorce as well as something to avoid at all costs. But that is totally wrong. The news is actually really great! Relationship success rates are up to 98% according to the American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy. Counseling is for everyone for every reason not just the worst parts of life. Yes, it can be a place to pick up the pieces. And, yes, it can be a place for couples in a great place to grow together deeper into their love for one another. Plus it’s a great place to develop as individuals. Also, you don’t have to be married or even dating for a decade to go. Building a healthy relationship doesn’t have to wait at all just to match up with stereotypes.

Maybe you and your spouse are in that middle ground. The ‘honeymoon phase is over, real life is monotonous, but you still care deeply for your spouse and family. Couples counseling seems like more of a hassle than anything else. Look at it this way, is it easier to patch up a sinking ship when it’s a few small leaks than the size of a finger. Or, when the only option is to scoop buckets out after the leak is too big to easily plug? Of course, it’s easier to do it early! Let’s talk a bit about the amazing benefits of marriage counseling and couples therapy in Southlake, TX.

Benefits of Marriage Counseling and Couples Therapy for Those Not Yet Married

Increasing intimacy or develop more/better romance between them and their partner

Every person comes with their own baggage into new relationships. Those of us who think we are doing a good job, may not be able to drop some of those walls to our new partners. You may think that we are being vulnerable when we really are not. Opening up with an objective third party can help you to grow as an individual. Additionally, you can learn to open up with your partner in a way that deepens the intimacy that you are beginning to develop.

What is intimacy, though, and what makes it successful? This can look different for some people. In general, it involves feelings of emotional closeness and connectedness with another person. These are often displayed through feelings of mutual trust, acceptance, and caring. This comes extremely easy for some and harder for others. The environment you grow up in has a great deal to do with how we display this for our partners and future families. Intimacy issues are worked through via a few avenues. This includes knowing and liking yourself, trust, honesty, and developing communication skills.

Working with a counselor can help!

Working with a counselor in Southlake and your partner can help to unlock your own feelings about intimacy. This will help you to best show and receive these acts of caring. This is where the romance comes to fruition, but the five love languages can leave people out. Getting to know yourself as you and not a mold to fit into can lead to a more fulfilling and romantic relationship with your partner.

Learning how to better support day-to-day stressors

Life is full of stressors, but what can be complicated is adding another person’s stressors into the mix. Often they aren’t even the same things as one another. That dish in the sink driving you absolutely crazy may be absolutely invisible in the eye of your partner. Couple that with the stress of work, family, and friends. It’s really no surprise that people have emotional explosions with all of that going on. Not only that but how we relieve that stress is completely different for each person. For some, that means meditation and quiet times while for others it means socializing with friends and getting a little rowdy. Each has its time and place and is valid to each individual.

Mixed couples sitting in field laughing together. You're not married yet, but you've considered it. How can couples counseling near Southlake, TX help? Learn from a skilled couples therapist who can help you connect. Begin marriage counseling and couples therapy in Southlake, TX today or via online therapy in Texas. Couples therapy near Southlake, or via online therapy is a place for each partner to discover what they can do to support your stressors and allow the time for each of you to blow off steam. Not only that but working with a counselor can help you to come up with healthy ways to decrease the anxiety of everyday life. If you have never worked with a professional to learn these, this can be a great resource! Learning new coping strategies for life is always beneficial.

They want to improve and learn better communication skills

Communication is the lifeblood of any relationship, romantic or not. If you cannot communicate properly and effectively with your spouse, you will be having two different conversations. Thus not building a good base for your future. This could mean communicating needs to your partner, setting boundaries, or learning how to disagree in a way that will not hurt your partner.

Disagreements are inevitable, but we’ve all had productive arguments that feel different from ones that leave the issue unresolved and feelings wounded. It can make all the difference to bring some coaching to those situations. What’s odd is that people wait until years after having many arguments to seek out help. Please, do not be ashamed to come in early as a preventative! Marriage counseling and couples therapy can help to save your relationship. Especially, before it’s in trouble and allow room for an amazing and fruitful time together.

Marriage counseling and couples therapy can help you heal and understand past trauma

We would all like to come into each new relationship with fresh eyes to see our partners for who they really are. Unfortunately, most of us don’t have the luxury of marrying our first partner. Not only that, the trauma from our families can have a deep impact on how we interact with and see our partners. For some, this trauma is far more severe than others. Sexual assault and abuse are traumas that can have a severe impact on our future relationships. Having a safe place to bring this up and work through it with your partner is so important.

Counselors in Southlake can help you and your partner to work through the worst of it and find out ways to heal. Not everyone will want to go through this process with their partner first. Sometimes it is good to get an understanding of where you are with some individual counseling before shifting gears to the work done inside of couples therapy in Southlake, TX. Wherever you are in your journey with past trauma, our counselors here in Southlake empathize with you to create a safe place to move past it all.

What are some other factors that can be specific to married and long-term couples?

As a couple’s lives begin to intermingle, issues can arise that are not part of newer relationships. There are issues of money, in-laws, and so many others. Hopefully, you are blessed with lovely in-laws that you adore, but if you aren’t this is a tough one for many couples to tackle. There are a few relationships involved at that point, so seeking out help from someone qualified can be extraordinarily helpful.

Couple standing together with noses touching and smiling. If you're looking to deepen your connection, work with a couples therapist in Texas. Begin to understand and communicate via marriage counseling and couples therapy in Southlake, TX. Get help either in-person or via online therapy in Texas.Money can be a complicated topic for everyone. Budgeting is not the most fun activity in the world by far. It can lead to irritability and frustration on a good day. Let alone if you are struggling with your partner financially. Working with a counselor to better communicate. And you can learn how to talk about money. This may not entirely eliminate those hardships, but at least your partnership is attacking the problem together.

Life Changes

Changing situations hit relationships all the time. Newly married, the addition of children, career changes are just a few of the many sudden changes that affect a couple’s relationship with one another. Reacting to these situations can be unpredictable. A counselor can help to guide you through your own emotions as well as your partners. This can allow you to grow together through those changes rather than apart.

Sudden changes can trigger things like excitement. However, these can often turn into depression, anxiety, fear, and tension. These are emotions that your partner can be there for you with, absolutely. They are going through their own wave of emotions as well. Couples therapy near Southlake, TX, can allow you to feel heard and supported through whatever life is throwing your way.

Adding children to the mix

Another huge part of a partnership is parenting. When children enter the picture, it is that much more important to keep your relationship strong and healthy. Younger or newer relationships may cover the fundamentals to ensure that you both agree on the principles of parenting. Of course, you read the books or did your research on the best ways to tackle the raising of children. The real-world application of those principles, however, gets a little bit messier. Children are tiring, immense sources of stress, and almost never come at us in the ways we have planned. Parent coaching and couples counseling are great ways to tackle tough problems as they come up in your family. If you are having problems with discipline, school, or behavior issues; this puts stress on your partnership. Our experienced counselors in Southlake are prepared to lead you through both short and long-term solutions to get your family in a happier and healthier situation.

Marriage has to bend and flex with each changing season, kids being a bit part of that. At the end of the day though, you still have to find ways to connect with your partner. This goes beyond the day-to-day banter over the lives of your children. What happens when your children move out? You find out that maybe the person you fell in love with is a stranger. Now more than ever. It is really important to establish healthy intimacy from the get-go. And, it is also really important to know how to maintain that intimacy throughout the life of your marriage.

So, is marriage counseling and couples therapy in Southlake, TX for you and your partner?

The short answer is, absolutely! Everyone can benefit from checking in on your relationship on a regular basis. If your relationship is struggling or if you feel like you have the room to grow as a couple, seek out a licensed professional to help you get there. Do not let the stigma of ‘going to counseling’ keep you and your partner from having the best possible relationship!

We are also here to provide that space for people to really feel heard after years of disfunction if that is the case as well. People that we love the most can also leave the deepest wounds. Counseling in Southlake, TX is a place for you to come with your partner if you’ve tried everything else. Let’s work together to get to the root of the issues you both are facing with a viable solution for everyone. Our counselors can act as a neutral intermediary to keep things calm and not deepen the hurt.

Ready to begin counseling in Southlake, TX?

At our in-person and online practice here in Southlake, TX, we offer marriage counseling and couples therapy! Let us be the place that you and your partner decide to grow together into a more fruitful partnership. Alongside our excellent couples counseling services, we also offer services that help you and your family. What are some great pairs to our couples counseling here in Southlake, TX? It may also be important to do some individual work to accompany the couple’s work that you do with your partner. Maybe you have some past trauma that you would benefit from working through or are going through some particularly hard changes in your work life.

Other Mental Health Services The Well House Offers

There are all kinds of therapy right here to help you make the most out of your life. Here at The Well House Group, we offer individual counseling, therapy for moms, and career coaching as just a few of the complementary kinds of counseling. Whether you are looking to repair the hurt or looking to dive a little bit deeper, our practice is here to help. Let’s work together to build you a better life! If you’re looking for another therapy service we also provide teen counselingEMDR therapy for trauma,  EMDR for peak performancepostpartum support, and academic coaching for kids. All of our services are offered in-person or via online counseling in Texas. We also offer supervision for LPC Interns and Associates looking to complete their licensure requirements with clinical supervision in Texas. Lastly, if you’re in Dallas, Justin, Argyle, Northlake, or anywhere in the state, we are ready to serve you. We look forward to working with you on your mental health journey! You can book your appointment today with us via text, phone, or email. Learn a little bit more about our counselors here on our about page.

Therapy for Moms When Life Is Out of Control

Therapy for moms may sound like just another chore on the to-do list. When tradition usually dictates that women and men alike try their best to handle all the emotions of life on their own, it’s easy to put it off until another day. But what happens when that stops working? Eventually, we all fall to pieces over something.

For moms, this can be an especially hard balance with demands coming from what feels like all sides of life. A household, family life, children, adult relationships–they all take their toll on moms. Moms of Texas wear all kinds of hats which means that caring for yourself comes with a beautifully nuanced lens.

Each one of the moms in our life is different. Some of them are career women, some are full-time family caretakers of children or parents, and some are finding a way to carve out that space in between. All of these women are a celebration of what it means to be female. Whether you are a new mom or a seasoned mom, we all turn to each other for support. The stress and fatigue that come with this part of life are universal.

What isn’t universal is your personal pain points as you take this part of life on. How have you been struggling lately? The women in your circle are there for you, but sometimes you really need more than a brunch chat to fix what’s happening in your life. Perhaps a friend or a doctor has suggested you see someone, but you are still unsure about how that fits with you. Counseling in Texas can seem like an overwhelming concept. So, what is counseling in the context of your life as a mom?

What does therapy for moms in Texas mean?

Getting to the root of what’s impeding you from living your best life means meeting where you are. Even the act of calling to schedule a meeting is you taking back control over your life, your feelings, and your well-being. No issue is too small. Counseling here in Southlake, Texas is meant to navigate you through your personal journey with motherhood to start enjoying or even get more out of that part of your identity as a wife, mother, and woman.

Especially for new moms, the transition can be exhausting and overwhelming. Talking with other moms may not be enough to lift you out of those baby blues and uncertainty of being a new parent. Therapy for moms is a place where you do not have to feel alone. You are enough. Talking through some of the things you are struggling with to an unbiased and empathetic counselor will allow you to unearth the tools and tricks to take the reins back during a time when many things seem a bit out of control.

Maybe you feel like you are doing all the right things, but you are still exhausted and stressed out. There is a place for you in therapy as well. Working on yourself is the self-care that you may be needing to lift some of the day-to-day anxiety. Perfectionism is a struggle that just about every woman faces, but it may look different for you than the person to your left and right. Coming to therapy to learn to let go of that image of the perfect family and perfect mother can lead to fuller living and a happier family.

New moms are under a brand new kind of pressure

You’ve read all the books and dealt with the horrors that pregnancy can bring. But now, your life is falling apart a bit after the little bundle of joy arrives. In the beginning, people are coming over to help you with the everyday tasks, cook you food, and coo with the baby while you rest your arms for thirty minutes and maybe catch a nap. Then those people begin to drift back to their lives, your partner may have to go back to work, and you are left alone to handle a new human being. YIKES!

There are risks for serious health conditions

Calm mom holding beautiful new born in close up. Motherhood is beautiful, but thats not the end of the story. It can also be chaotic. Sometimes you may need therapy for moms in texas or postpartum support for moms. Talk with a postpartum counselor today and develop a self-care plan for yourself. About 50 to 75 percent of women experience the baby blues following childbirth; but for some, this grows into a larger problem. About 15 percent of those women affected by baby blues develop those severe symptoms associated with postpartum depression. This process of hormone stabilization is a natural one, but some outside factors can contribute to an increased risk for a more serious condition. For those who have already experienced postpartum depression, you are at an increased risk for it in your following pregnancies. Having a postpartum counselor to check in with following the birth of your children can be critical.

Even if you do not end up with a condition as serious as postpartum depression, therapy for moms can be that hour you get back for yourself. Some mothers feel like they lose themselves when caring for a child. Establishing this practice early on can mean a better balance over the lifetime of your child as well. Mommy groups are great, but they also may not be the place to really work through your personal issues. They provide great support and aid in the isolation risks that come from motherhood; however, a professional counselor is there to guide you to the best possible outcome.

Reconnect with your partner

Being a mom is also only one part of being a woman. Being a partner to your spouse is also important, but some people struggle with their new identities melding into one. Caring for your children becomes who you are with your spouse as just another person added to the mix. How do you reconnect with them emotionally and physically? Having a couples therapist can help to kickstart those conversations for yourself and eventually you and your partner. We can walk you through how to reconnect with your own sexuality, sensuality, and individual person that you were before you became a mother.

Working with us in therapy for moms can also work in tandem with a marriage counseling and couples therapy session can put your marriage and partnership on track. Having a new baby is stressful in ways that we never imagine. Maybe it has put a great deal of stress on you and your partner’s relationship beyond just the struggle of new identities. Therapy for moms I Tecan teach you ways to ask for the help you may be needing. Parenting styles are great to discuss ahead of time in theory, but are they working out in a way that is practical for you both? Counseling can help you as a mom talk through what is working for you and what makes you feel comfortable. Not all those strategies in the books are going to work for your family!

How do you become you again?

At some point, you are going to have to leave your children. Whether that is date night once in a while or going back to work, it is hard. As a mom, you struggle with anxiety and guilt related to leaving your children in ways that most males just don’t. For some, it just takes practice, but for others this a larger hurdle to jump over. If you cannot get out of the house, you face larger problems of isolation-related illness. Partnering with a licensed counselor can help you to overcome those anxieties through coping strategies and talking with you through where the root of those feelings are coming from. Once you take back the control of being yourself again, you truly have the ability to be a rockstar mom. You can do anything you set your mind to!

Motherhood is more than just babies, though

Mother and daughter standing together outside being present with one another. Motherhood changes as your children grow. Whether you're in need of postpartum support, couples therapy, or just general therapy for moms in texas, our online counselors are ready to work with you. Get in touch with counseling in southlake, tx today!Motherhood is a long process. Maybe you are past the crying baby part of it and are starting to raise headstrong kids with lots of growing emotions. These can be small children or adolescents. Either way, you may feel ill-equipped to handle all of the new challenges that come with each phase of life. Meeting with a counselor can give you the tools you need to communicate with your children and meet them where they are. This can mean counseling for you, for you and your child, or therapy for them to help them better communicate with you. Either way our certified child life specialist, Reagan, is here in Southlake, Texas to help guide you.

Those lessons can be learned when your children are young, but it can also help you with children that are young adults and have families of their own. Watching your children go off into the world can be terrifying. Mixing families and in-law relationships are sometimes easy to manage. While sometimes, they come with unique struggles you never thought to encounter. No one really ever goes into a family union dreaming of being the monster-in-law. However, sometimes our fears and gut reactions can drive situations into murky territory. Therapy for moms can help you build strong and lasting relationships with your children and their future spouses. Therapy acts as the bouncing board for those complicated feelings. Our counselors listen and allow you to have someone in your corner to manage it all.

Here is the thing…

Being a caregiver can also extend into your later years of life as well. What happens when your adult parents come under your wing now? The stress that can come from those burdens of caregiving is not unlike those of raising a child but with the emotional complication of you being the child at one point. Balancing those needs and emotions is extraordinarily difficult to handle alone. Meeting with a counselor can help you sort through those and come up with constructive ways to handle those remaining years with loved ones.

What are some of the unique challenges moms of Texas face?

On top of all the pressure that we face just as women in our society, there is an elephant in the room because we live in the south. As modern women, we would probably like to hope that the pressures of being ‘southern’ died out a long time ago. They really haven’t. Southern women face expectations from all angles these days it seems as we are pushed to modernize and chase our dreams. However, at the same time never sacrifice the time with our family to ensure that they are properly cared for. Oh, and we also need to make perfect pies. (Can’t forget that part.)

Those pressures coming from the other women in our life can be just as challenging as those in our own heads. These standards are invisible to the outside world but nuanced and alive to those of us that call Texas home. Therapy for moms in Southlake, TX, or anywhere in Texas is a great way to let go of some of that societal pressure to be perfect, raise perfect children, and never ever let your house get dirty. That is the great part about being a woman. Today, we can choose what traditions we keep and what we want with our own life.

If you want to have a traditional family, great! When you need to work, there’s a way to do it without feeling guilty all the time. Dream of doing both? Our counseling team is here to help you succeed. Thousands of moms out there are finding their independence through starting their own companies these days. Career counseling is a great addition to your work in therapy for moms if that is who you want to be. The point is that there is a place for all kinds of moms in the south now. The apple pie can be left up to Ms. Marie Calendar.

Why choose The Well House Group in Southlake?

Choosing a counselor can be a very personal search. After all, what can be more personal than your feelings as a woman? People want someone that is both knowledgeable and relatable to share their motherhood struggles with. Here at our office in Southlake, TX, our empathetic team of counselors is here to guide your journey of self-care. From helping to pick up broken pieces to diving deeper into your journey, we help you to discover a better life for yourself and your family.

Please reach out to our amazing team today to help you feel like you are back in the driver’s seat and more than just a mom again. Our team can be reached via text, call, or email. We are even offering telemedicine for those who cannot travel to our location here in Southlake, Texas. Take back your journey of motherhood and feel in control again.

Other Mental Health Services at The Well House

Therapy for moms in Southlake, TX isn’t the only service we offer in our counseling group. Other services include EMDR therapy, therapy for moms, parent coaching, EMDR for peak performance, therapy for teens, postpartum support for moms, academic coaching, career coaching for young adults, marriage counseling and couples therapy, young adult therapy, and for LPC Interns and Associates looking to complete their licensure requirements we offer clinical supervision in Texas. All of our services are offered via online therapy in Texas and we have limited in-person options. Counseling is a great path for individual growth and healing. We would be thrilled to walk alongside your journey as you develop wellness, self-care, and navigate new pathways. Begin therapy with The Well House soon!