WEST COUNSELING is a Dallas based group of professionals that offer compassionate, comprehensive, individual, marital, and group counseling for those struggling with a variety of issues.
Our passion is to care for those who are hurting by providing a safe and professional environment for individuals and families to examine the truth of their lives. We believe that we often do not see ourselves clearly; therefore, we need help seeing and dealing with the reality of our struggles.
WEST COUNSELING was established with the belief that grace and truth come through Jesus Christ (John 1:17) the Son of God, and that by believing in Him anyone may have eternal life in His name (John 5:24). It is through His teachings of truth and grace that we desire to come alongside the families and individuals with whom we work.
While each counselor at West Counseling believes that the power to live a life of Freedom is found in Jesus Christ, it is our desire to work with people of all faiths, understanding that God loves everyone and desires all men and women to be set free to live the abundant life. Some of issues we work with are:
Cognitive processing for children and adolescents is unique to the age group and degree of mental development, requiring a distinctive approach to counseling. Integral to the process is problem-solving with respect to communication within the family system.
Excessive anxiety is one of the most common reasons individuals seek therapy as it interferes with all aspects of life, including relationships, families, and work. Anxiety may be temporary and moderate or can extend to phobias, obsession, and panic disorders.
Clinical depression may manifest itself in a variety of symptoms, extending from feelings of enduring sadness, hopelessness, and anxiety to physical complications like weight and sleep problems. Left untreated, depression symptoms may drastically decrease one’s quality of life to the point of becoming dangerous to one’s wellbeing.
Divorce inevitably causes stress, often leading to symptoms of anxiety and depression. The challenging emotions resulting from divorce must be processed in a healthy manner in order to successfully endure the life changes that result from the end of a marriage.
Eating disorders vary in severity, ranging from a disturbance in everyday diet to a full-fledged addiction to eating dangerously small or large amounts of food. Typically, eating disorders prove the manifestation of an underlying psychological problem, and cognitive-behavioral health must be addressed in order to remedy to presenting condition.
Marital and family difficulty is one of the leading causes of stress, anxiety, and depression in our society, resulting in a range of challenging emotions that often make handling the problem alone an impossible task. In seeking to honor one’s the lifelong commitment to one’s family, seasons of emotional and behavioral complication may need to be addressed with an eye towards communication and problem-solving skills.
As the saying goes, there is no handbook for parenting. Raising children inevitably results in instances of doubt and apprehension, and the emotional and behavioral implications of such challenges are often made more difficult by unhealthy beliefs and practices with respect to the roles and responsibilities of parents.
One of the foremost challenges facing men and women of all ages in our society, prolonged substance abuse cannot continue without taking a toll on aspects of an individual’s life and the life of those they love. The experience of men and women who have had victory over drugs and alcohol is invaluable in addressing the underlying causes of chemical dependency.