Karis Counseling LLC. Excellence in Individual Counseling, Couples Therapy, Marriage Counseling.
Karis Counseling LLC has served Houston individuals and couples since 2001. Quality care, proven success approach.
Considering Therapy... requires courage to confront areas of your life blocking goals, productivity, and happiness. We work interactively to identify problems and generate options to restore healthy relationships and living to your fullest potential. Hearing your own narrative is healing. Humans heal in the context of relationship, not from insight or information alone. Therapy involves a real relationship as we work to resolve problems.
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy addresses problems in terms of how we think. Healthy thinking leads to healthy emotions and behaviors. You may be unaware of some distorted thinking patterns contributing to anxiety and depression. Therapy helps identify these mental conclusions and discern if they are based on truth or lies.
Emotionally-Focused Therapy (EFT, Johnson) is a successful approach for couples in restoring emotional intimacy. Safety in sharing vulnerable thoughts and feelings is critical in resolving conflict. If the attachment itself is insecure, the real issues cannot be discussed honestly. Either stranger behavior or aggressive, enemy behavior blocks vulnerability.
Solution-Focused Therapy focuses sessions on resolving specific problems blocking your goals and happiness. Problems are identified, and goals are generated together at the first session. Hope is restored as you change and take responsiblity for your part of a problem. Acceptance of others' behavior or setting boundaries becomes easier as you recognize what is beyond your control. Your overall well-being may include referrals to physicians for treatment of biochemical issues.
Kathy Pardue, LPC
Trust and communication... are restored as resentment is healed. The endless cycle of defensiveness is replaced with validation, mutual respect, and forgiveness. As both partners confess & forgive, peace is restored. Suspicion falls away, and freedom to be yourself with each other returns. Emotional honesty is addressed and critical.
Friend, enemy, or stranger...? Couples learn to get their needs met by seeing each other as an ally vs. an enemy or stranger. If you throw a verbal arrow, expect a verbal arrow in response. Defensiveness is fearing you are not being heard, or being attacked. It is a primal response. Therapy helps you recognize your own need; then assert what you need as if speaking to a friend rather than an enemy. Most people are not motivated to change by someone's anger, but their grief. Most people respond to humility in others...
Therapy helps unmarried couples... to focus on enjoying the relationship rather than power or insecurity from lack of commitment. Insecurities are normal, but demanding love destroys the gift of Love. We explore how and why you can live securely with or without your partner in the future. Then, you can love extravagantly without fear or extreme self-protection.
Continued Curiosity...in the relationship is critical in avoiding isolation, chronic conflict, and cheating. Asking questions rather than assuming is a habit encouraged and practiced in therapy sessions.
Emotional Intimacy can be restored... despite the past, if both partners choose to work on it. Infidelity, finances, parenting, extended family, and addiction do not have to be dealbreakers. Your marriage is sacred and worth fighting for.
Disconnection and Isolation...are inevitable with responsibilities and schedules that compete for your time together. You can learn to date again...
Couples are helped to recreate their connection thru validation of thoughts and feelings. Each spouse is heard in a non-judgmental atmosphere and learns to listen with empathy. Both own more than a grain of truth, and both are validated in sessions. Therapy is not about sides, but surfacing truth...
As resentment is healed, forgiveness happens. The focus shifts to the qualities that attracted you, and passion returns. You can become best friends and lovers with your own spouse.
Life can be overwhelming. Stress and hurtful life events deplete us of energy and confidence. It takes courage to address the issues and seek help.
Therapy brings hope as options and goals are explored. Processing alone can lead to more isolation and further confusion. You can heal from abuse, addiction, anger, depression, divorce, unhealthy relationships, codependence, and eating disorders. Healing happens in safe relationship, not thru insight alone.
Sessions. Relaxed and interactive. Coffee bar, free parking.
Location: 11111 Katy Fwy, S. 910 Houston, TX 77079
Energy Corridor @ CityCentre.
Hours: Monday thru Friday. 9am - 5pm.
Contact Us: 713-501-0663 OR: Please click link above for online scheduling with TimeCenter. An email confirmation and reminder text will be sent to you.
Fees: Individual Sessions $125/hr. Couples Sessions $150/hr.
Insurance: Not accepted. Out-of-network forms given for you to submit to insurance carrier if your policy has out-of-network benefit.