Sharon Mata, M.A., L.P.C.
Whether these issues are rooted in traumatic experiences or any other adversities of life that may be hindering your mental health stability, I am here. I also enjoy working with couples to navigate the road bumps to a fulfilling and growth-fostering relationship.
The road to healing is possible. Helping individuals overcome life's hardships is my goal.
A little bit about my professional/educational background: I am a Licensed Professional Counselor in Texas, and a Licensed Chemical Dependency Counselor. I have a master’s degree in Counseling Psychology from Texas A & M International University and as part of my academic training, I obtained certification as a bilingual counselor in English and Spanish.
Personas que solo hablen espanol son completamente bienvenidas!
I have experience working with couples, families, adults, and adolescents, as well as groups and most of my clinical experience has been working with trauma and managing PTSD symptoms and marriage and family conflicts. I inform my practice with evidence-based approaches as well as experiential, process-based and emotionally-focus treatments. We'll take a look at your thoughts, emotions and behaviors, coping skills and any unhelpful survival mechanism that you might be carrying from past experiences. Not one single approach is perfect, and the most important piece of the treatment is you. Your story, pain and struggles are unique to you and who you are. Therefore, I do not believe therapy is a one-size fits all. I consider myself to be an eclectic counselor, which means that I accommodate my treatment approaches to fit my clients and implement unique strategies and techniques depending on your specific needs and goals. Some of the treatment approaches I usually use in individual counseling are CBT, DBT, Gestalt, Solution-Focused, Attachment theory, and some dream analysis and Inner-child healing techniques. For couples counseling I inform my practice in the Gottman Method and Emotionally-Focused Therapy (EFT). Understanding the WHAT, HOW and WHY of your concerns will be the first step to make long-lasting and impacting changes in your life, while taking into consideration your level of readiness. I am ready to meet you halfway in this journey.
Estoy certificada para dar servicios de terapia en español. Emigre a los Estados Unidos cuando tenia 18 años y practico servicios de terapia bilingues y biculturales. El quienes somos y de donde venimos es un factor muy importante de nuestra salud mental.