Northwest Psychotherapy Associates - Barbara V. Rivas, LCSW, ACSW, QCSW, DCSW
When to Seek Therapy
 
The decision to see a therapist is a very personal decision. Many times, people choose therapy during times of stress and emotional pain. It may also be when they want to grow and mature.
The following are issues or experiences during 
which you might seek therapy:
 
  • Undue, prolonged
  • Depression or mood swings
  • Loneliness
  • Difficulties in relationships
  • Life events: marriage, divorce, death, parenthood, blended family issues, retirement, aging process, adolescence, etc.
  • Chronic physical illness caused by tension and stress
  • Problems following traumatic events such as childhood, emotional and/or physical abuse.
  • Constant worries or obsessions
  • Excessive anger, frustration, or guilt with no resolution
  • Self-destructive thoughts and behavior
  • Problems with drugs or alcohol

    About Therapist
    Making the decision to initiate psychotherapy can be quite intimidating. Finding a therapist that is the right fit for you requires that you consider someone that you can trust. Someone you feel comfortable talking to about difficult subjects and intimate secrets, someone who will be a partner in your recovery.Therapy will not be effective unless you have this bond, so take some time at the beginning to find the right person. My practice can provide these important components to that ideal therapeutic relationship. Together, we can work on initiating your journey to a healthier self.

    Barbara V. Rivas, LCSW
    Diplomate in Clinical

    Office Location
    5629 FM 1960 West 
    Suite 311
    Houston, Texas 77069 

       832-286-1539 (office)
    832-286-1581 (fax) 
    "All Sessions by Appointment Only"
    Some Evening and Weekend Appointments Available 

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