Laura Tellez MSW, LCSW (55864)

We may not be able to control what happens to us in life, but we can control how we respond during times of adversity. The first step in making a positive change is to admit we need help. If you are here reading this, it means you have taken the first step towards change and progress.

 

I believe we each hold the power and the answers to overcome our difficult moments, our maladaptive behaviors, and the distorted thoughts that plague our minds. I welcome you to join me in a non-judgmental, motivating, and empowering experience in therapy.

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My therapeutic approach is not a one size fits all; however, I utilize techniques from cognitive behavioral therapy, client-centered counseling, motivational interviewing, and strength-based therapy to best treat client’s needs. I also counsel children through the therapeutic power of play.

LICENSE, EDUCATION, and EXPERIENCE

I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in the state of Texas and received my Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in Social Work from Stephen F. Austin State University in 2009 and 2011, respectively. With over 10 years of experience, I have worked with diverse client systems, including children, teens, adults, and the elderly. In hospital social work, I have helped people in crisis, grief and loss, pediatric oncology, immigrant related issues, new chronic illness diagnosis, child abuse, and as a psychiatric intensive care unit therapist.

 

In addition to English, I am fluent in Spanish and feel comfortable providing my services in Spanish if this is your preferred language.

 

When I am not working, my self-care includes exercising, listening to music, traveling and enjoying quality time with my family and friends.

TREATMENT INTERESTS

In addition to specializing in the treatment of anxiety-related disorders,

I have a special interest in treating clients with the below issues.

  • Abuse

  • Chronic Illness

  • Disruptive Behavior

  • Depression

  • Pregnancy & Prenatal Issues

  • Trauma

  • Immigrants & Refugees

  • Bipolar Disorder

  • Parent Support