Helen Godfrey, MA, NCC, BCC, LPC

Career & Life Coach; Licensed Professional Counselor in Houston, Texas

Therapy for Texas Residents Only

Although all of my sessions are virtual, via phone or video, therapy is only available for residents of Texas who are physically located in Texas during our session. You can verify if I accept your insurance and book your session here.  If you would like to speak with me before you make an appointment, you can request a complimentary 15-minute appointment here.

Some of the topics we may explore are:

  • Stress management
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Workplace challenges
  • Quarter-life crisis
  • Life transitions/change

If you’ve never been to counseling, you may wonder how it works. Perhaps you think you can figure it out on your own or have a friend or family member help you work through your thoughts. This method can work for some, and I would encourage you to try doing this if you prefer.

Advantages of working with me:

  • I am emotionally removed from your situation to better provide a more objective response.
  • I do not have an ideal outcome for you. My only agenda for our sessions is for me to help you figure out what you want. Only you can determine what you want, and I support you as you sort through thoughts, feelings, and next steps.
  • The nature of your relationship with family/friends is different than it will be with me. During your session, it is all about you. Read that again – your sessions are all about YOUYou don’t have to worry about talking too much, whether you choose my 50-minute or 90-minute sessions. Many of my clients talk for 40 minutes non-stop, and we debrief for the last 10 minutes. It all depends on your needs.
  • Many of my clients remark, “I never thought of that” or “I didn’t see that connection before.” As a counselor, I am trained to ask the right questions to help you clarify your thoughts and goals. I am also qualified to notice reoccurring themes and patterns, which we work through together.

Additional information about my therapeutic approach

My therapeutic approach is more like a conversation with a close friend who makes you feel safe and encourages you to explore your thoughts and feelings. Do you ever feel as though you have thoughts that aren’t serving you but you don’t know how to change them? Do you feel bad and you’re not sure why? Are you unsure of what you want in life? I help my clients gain clarity on who they are, what they want, and how to explain it to others by asking them questions to unlock doors they didn’t even know were there.

You talk, I listen. I point out reoccurring themes I notice in our sessions, perfectionism comes up a lot for my clients, and we explore whether or not those beliefs are helpful to you. If they aren’t, we explore your beliefs and find another point of view, another perspective that is also true but helpful and nourishing for you. I like pointing out your strengths and reminding you of your past successes and skills which can be applied to your current challenges.

What can clients expect to take away from sessions with you?

I like to partner with my clients to focus on their strengths to help them overcome challenges they are currently facing. First, we clarify your goals. What are you hoping to get from our meetings? What are the challenges you are facing? What are the obstacles that are getting in the way of your goals?

What treatment methods and tools do you utilize?

I use Cognitive Behavioral therapy (CBT) to explore specific situations with you. We all have thoughts about situations. Some of our thoughts just pass through-no big deal-but some really get our attention and when that happens, we have an emotion and as a result of our emotion, we have a response. That response may be helpful or not helpful to us. Together, we identify your reoccurring thought patterns that are not helpful and explore different ways to think about the situation which are also true but helpful.

Explain to clients what areas you feel are your biggest strengths.

I work with clients who are struggling with anxiety and depression. Many of my clients struggle with perfectionism. We work together so that you can learn to be more kind to yourself.

Interested in learning more? You can request a complimentary 15-minute appointment here.

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