Have you been a victim of a traumatic event?
Are you experiencing anxiety or depression?
Is your child acting out in inappropriate ways?
3.5% of the population is diagnosed with Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) in a year. People who have experienced domestic violence, a natural disaster, or sexual abuse can experience anxiety, depression, irritability, substance abuse, and sleep or eating issues. Children can exhibit mood changes, defiance, sleep or eating issues, toileting accidents, and sexually acting out behavior.
Our team of trained professionals provide Cognitive Behavioral Therapy to help treat Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). Dr. Costa has specialized in treating victims and being an advocate for those who need one. She has a background in domestic violence research and has worked at the Houston Area Women’s Center. She has been collaborating with Child Protective Services for over 15 years helping children and foster parents. She has worked with sexually abused children at the Children’s Assessment Center. Dr. Costa has even worked with veterans.
Isn’t therapy a sign of weakness?
The stigma of needing help is slowly dissipating. Seeking help is often the first baby step in the process and can be a sign of strength. Everyone is in need of support and we can be a good non-judgmental source of support for you.
Won’t talking about my trauma make things worse?
We compartmentalize things out of survival. Talking about things and ceasing the avoidance is hard. Sometimes, by nature things get worse before getting better. However, people over time experience relief, better functioning, and an improvement in their overall quality of life. Being able to re-write your story can help you feel empowered.
Call us at (281) 902-1050 when you are ready to schedule a consultation to discuss how we can help and improve you and your family’s life.