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  • About Liz Hughes

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    Thank you so much for considering Mind Body Therapy. I’m so glad you are considering therapy; it is a really big step. I understand that finding the right therapist to do this vulnerable work with is important. While I hope you will join me, I am also happy to help connect you to the right provider for you.

    Here are some common reasons people contact me:

    • First Generation Struggles: Navigating the intense pressures of being the first in your family born in the U.S and having to figure things out for yourself and sometimes for your family too. Feeling like you MUST be successful because your family has sacrificed so much for you to get to where you are.
    • Chronic Worrying: I help women with anxiety symptoms put a stop to cycles of worrying, panic, and over thinking.
    • Recovery from Depression, Grief, and Trauma: Sometimes the onset of depression, loss of a loved one, or traumatic event can get in the way of being the best possible version of you. I will help you reconnect to your authentic self and head in the direction you want.
    • Exhausted Moms: You’re so busy taking care of everyone around you there’s no time or energy left for you. Despite this, you struggle with feeling like you aren’t doing enough as a mom. You love your children but feel guilty about longing for adult conversations outside of baby babble.
    • Everything in between: I work with women who are dealing with life transitions, struggling with confidence, and want better relationships with their partners and families. I also offer trauma-informed yoga for those who enjoy a mind body connection approach to healing.

    Imagine the ability to be present with the people you love and the confidence to live the life you always pictured. I have helped my clients achieve this, and you can too. I use several evidence-based approaches in my therapy sessions, none of which involve passive head nodding over and over again. Here are some of the most common approaches I use are:

    • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy – inspecting and challenging thoughts in order to change feelings and behaviors that flow out of them
    • Dialectical Behavior Therapy – learning skills to manage painful emotions and decrease conflict in relationships. Focus is on four key areas: mindfulness, distress tolerance, emotion regulation and interpersonal effectiveness
    • Eye Movement desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) – facilitates the accessing and processing of traumatic memories using eye movements (or other bilateral stimulation) to bring these to an adaptive resolution. After successful treatment with EMDR therapy, affective distress is relieved, negative beliefs are reformulated, and physiological arousal is reduced.
    • Mindfulness-Based Interventions focusing your attention on the present experience in a way that is non-judgmental, accepting of the present moment as it is and not focused on the past or future
    • Trauma-Informed yoga  – teaches you to feel safe in your body, how to regulate difficult emotions, and helps direct attention away from constant worry or negative thought loops
    • Person-Centered Therapy – non-judgmental and empathic style of therapy that meets you where you are

    As a first generation Houstonian and proud Latina, I know what it feels like to not be able to check a box and meet societal labels. I use a multi-cultural sensitive approach offering compassion and respect no matter who you are or where you are on your journey. My previous work experience includes private practice, inpatient psychiatric hospitals, and local non-profits. I have provided CBT therapy in Spanish, and am also knowledgeable of 12 step programs of recovery. Because of these valuable experiences, I feel confident in providing a therapy approach that will fit your unique needs.

    In our sessions together you can expect your story to be heard. You will feel validated when appropriate, and given tools to do better when you feel like you could’ve showed up in a more effective way. You can expect to laugh a lot and cry when you need to do that too. If anger comes up, great! That means we’re up to something big. Most importantly, I want you to feel better. If I can’t help you with that, I will do my best to connect you with someone who can. If you are not sure if I can help, send me an email, I’d love to talk: [email protected]

    Education

    • 3000 hours of training to become an independently licensed professional counselor (LPC) in Texas
    • Registered yoga teacher at the 200 hour level
    • University of Houston / Master’s of Education in Counseling
    • Texas State University / Bachelor of Arts in Psychology
    • Texas State Board of Examiners of Professional Counselors License #81077

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