Master’s Level Intern Supervised by Laura Elpers Pierce, LMFT, RPT
Dallas, Texas Therapist Specializing in Anxiety and Depression, Women's Emotional Health, Phase of Life Problems in Adolescents or Young Adults
When people are ill or have an injury, they go to a doctor to get the treatment they need. I believe the same should be done when it comes to mental health. If someone is feeling sad, anxious, or in a “funk,” it is my goal to guide them towards a better understanding of themselves and develop the tools they need for positive change.
Trust is the foundation of the therapeutic relationship; without it, growth would not be possible. By providing a safe space for every client, my hope is that together we can build rapport and work towards achieving this growth and meeting the goals developed at the beginning of the therapy process. Therapy takes work, and can be difficult or intimidating at times. Therefore, I will continuously strive to convey that the troubling times can be harnessed and turned into something victorious.
I work with teens, college students, and adults who are encountering difficulties with anxiety, depression, relationships, phase of life issues, vocational development, substance abuse, trauma, and any other stressors that are impacting their life in a negative way.
I earned a Bachelor of Science degree from Hardin-Simmons University and was a collegiate volleyball player. I majored in psychology and fell in love with learning about how the brain works in regard to our human emotions. I am currently pursuing a Master’s of Science degree in Clinical Mental Health (August 2018 expected graduation) at the University of North Texas, focusing on general mental health and therapy.
Born and raised in Houston, I have grown to really love Dallas as well. I have two dogs with whom I spend most of my downtime and enjoy exploring different parks with them in the city. I enjoy traveling, my favorite vacation probably being my yearly snowboarding trip to a new mountain each time. As a “has-been” athlete, I also love playing on sand volleyball leagues in the summer.
My rate is $65 for a 50-minute session and $90 for an 80-minute session. Click here to request an appointment.
A quote that resonates with me:Owning our story and loving ourselves through that process is the bravest thing that we’ll ever do. -- Brene Brown
What are these forms?
- New Client Information form. This form provides information about you so Insights can craft your therapy to be as effective and efficient as possible. Some questions are personal and may be sensitive or even uncomfortable for you. They are asked in an effort to quickly begin building a complete picture of who you are, which in turn will save valuable therapy time. All client records are strictly confidential and will not be seen by anyone without your written permission unless required by law. If you have any questions, please discuss them with your therapist.
- Informed Consent to Treat form. This form details your rights and responsibilities as a client and consents for me to treat you.
Which forms should I use?
If you are an adult, use these forms:
If your child is the new client, use these forms:
What do I do with these forms?
Please print, complete and bring your New Client Information and Informed Consent to Treat forms to your first session. That way, we will be able to begin your therapy at the start of the first appointment.