...then let's chat! I meet you where you’re at and we work to add tools to your toolbox and help you tackle what life is throwing at you. In a safe and non-judgmental space, it can feel so much easier to process through the hard stuff. If food is taking up more space in your mind than you'd like, food freedom is around the corner--let's make food fun again!
Don't you wish there was a "how to" on navigating adulthood? If you aren't fulfilled with work or your relationships, hangouts leave you stressed about food, or you just feel stagnant with where you're at in life...
Whether you're struggling with life transitions, navigating cultural expectations, relationships, work/life stress, depression, or anxiety, we will work together to navigate challenging situations in a way that feels most authentic for you. Therapy with me is a space for you to feel safe, accepted, and enough. My hope is to support you through life’s challenges in a way that honors your experiences and values while encouraging growth.
Whether you have an eating disorder, struggle with disordered eating, and/or feel worried about the way your body looks, I want to work with you as a Certified Eating Disorder Specialist to help you discover a peaceful relationship with food and your body. I know it feels really scary right now so let me hold space for everything you’re feeling. My clients used to say, “you have to nourish to flourish,” and I want to support you through that journey (even when diet culture makes that really tough).
Family/support system consultations are available to help your support system feel empowered by understanding your eating disorder and how to best help you through this journey.
Let's chat! I offer a free 15 minute video consultation if you'd like to see if we are a good fit before working together. The therapeutic relationship is very important so there is nothing I want more than for you to feel connected and safe with your therapist! If that’s not me, I’d be happy to provide referrals for other providers in the community.
I’m excited to meet you and am so proud of you for looking into counseling!
Let's get to know each other! If you're ready to dive in, we'll schedule an initial session. The initial appointment is a time for me to get a big picture of the experiences that have impacted who you are today. This is also a time for us to talk about where you want to go, who you want to be, and how we can work together to reach those goals.
Let’s talk about it! This is where the growth happens for you to flourish! During this time, we explore the thoughts and emotions that are most present. We will celebrate your wins and we will also work together to navigate challenging situations in a way that feels most authentic for you.
I'm Avanti and I am a Licensed Professional Counselor and Certified Eating Disorder Specialist. I got my Bachelor of Science in Psychology at The University of Texas at Austin and a Master of Science in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from The University of North Texas. I have experience working at a residential treatment center for eating disorders and a college setting, so cue the heart of this practice!
I’m passionate about working with young adults who struggle with life transitions, navigating cultural expectations, relationships, work/life stress, depression, anxiety, body image concerns, disordered eating, and/or eating disorders. It’s always such an honor to get to hear someone’s story and for someone to feel safe enough to share their inner world with me. It’s something that I never take for granted and am so grateful to my clients who have let me be a part of their journey.
In my free time, you’ll probably find me at a dog park with my husband and pup, picking my next travel destination, exploring the Houston food scene, or catching up on my favorite TV shows!
In therapy, I aim to cultivate a space that is non-judgmental so my clients feel safe sharing their inner worlds with me. My approach to treatment is client-centered, individualized, and incorporates Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Dialectical Behavioral Therapy principles. Basically, I meet you where you’re at and we work to add tools to your toolbox. But the heart of our work together is the therapeutic relationship, which fosters personal and interpersonal growth.
So how does that work? We are often explicitly or implicitly evaluated by people in our lives and society, which affects the way we view ourselves. When we incorporate these “conditions of worth” into our perception of ourselves, it can lead to inauthenticity and low self-esteem. Life becomes more about pleasing others or being the person that you think you need to be in order to be accepted or loved. Then, imagine working with a therapist who is empathetic, genuine, and unconditionally accepts you, regardless of what you share or who you are. I strongly believe that by experiencing a non-judgmental relationship, in an environment where there are no expectations of who you’re supposed to be, you will feel encouraged to just be you and believe that you are enough. That’s where the growth happens and that's how we flourish.
I am a private pay, out-of-network provider, which means that I do not accept insurance. However, I encourage you to check your out-of-network benefits because you may be able to be reimbursed for services. Upon request, I will provide you with a Superbill monthly to submit to your insurance. I cannot guarantee reimbursement from your insurance. Please note that full payment is due on the date of service.
I have a 24-hour cancellation policy. If you are unable to attend a session, please notify me at least 24 hours in advance. If you do not cancel within 24 hours and/or do not show up for your session, you will still be charged the full session fee.
At this time, I am only offering virtual sessions through a secure telehealth platform. Due to licensing requirements, I can only see individuals who are located in Texas.
(832) 263 - 1641
All sessions are conducted virtually via a secure telehealth platform
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