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Timothy Coleman, LPC
My Mission: Empowering other people to make positive changes in their lives. I am a gifted listener and I believe my insight can help others reframe their current situation to find a healthier, more fulfilling life.
My Focus: My emphasis is on the here and now. It is very important to analyze where we have come from to identify an issue’s point of origin. However, I firmly believe that where we are and where we are going needs to be the heart of the therapeutic relationship.
My Technique:“Happiness cannot be pursued; it must ensue,” (Viktor E. Frankl, Man’s Search for Meaning). What the above quote means is that happiness is a choice. A choice I want to empower you to make. I practice an eclectic form of therapy that is firmly rooted in existentialist theory. Bad things happen in life and the only thing we can control is how we choose to deal with life’s unexpected challenges. This theory seeks to find meaningfulness in existence, for even in suffering we can find meaning. I employ techniques best suited to address your needs.
My Experience: 2016 marks my fifth year counseling at-risk children, and my twentieth year in the public school system. The last two years I have been at a disciplinary placement campus working with the most at-risk students in the district. It has been extremely rewarding to help effect change in the lives of my students, their parents, and my colleagues. My path has taken me many places and eventually lead me to where I am today. I have always been interested in languages and culture. I have been an exchange student in Argentina, France, México, Colombia, and Costa Rica. I believe that my experience abroad has sharpened my skills of observation and immersing myself in foreign language and culture has given me a greater sense of empathy. I have 11 years of experience teaching everything from bilingual elementary, Spanish at the high school level, and adult English-as-a-second-language courses. I have been supporting students and parents my whole career. I recently became licensed as a professional counselor and I look forward to putting my skill set to use in helping you find solutions to the issues that are causing you concern.
Education/Credentials: Bachelor of Arts, Anthropology/Romance Languages (Spanish and French), University of Oregon, 1991. Master of Arts, Foreign Language Education – Teaching English as a Foreign Language, University of Texas at Austin, 1997. Master of Science, Counseling, University of Houston-Clear Lake, 2012. Licensed Professional Counselor, 2016. Fully bilingual Spanish/English and proficient in French.
Areas of Specialty: I treat clients from age 10 to adults for a variety of issues. While the bulk of my experience has been with at-risk adolescents, my passion also includes working on family systems, and couples therapy.