counseling, grief, trauma, adolescents, stress, anxiety, relationship, therapy, counseling

Dr. Isabelle Ait-Chalalet

Adults & Adolescents

trauma & grief / anxiety & stress/ self-care

Licensed Professional Counselor (#68815)
 

Licensed Marriage & Family (#201920)

 

Telehealth / face-to-face / walk therapy 

Anxiety & Stress relief: learn & apply easy to use evidenced-based self-care techniques to reduce anxiety & stress, improve your mood, your confidence, health, etc.  
 

  1. Meditation – Several different kinds, including concentrative, mindfulness, and expressive meditations – all of which promote relaxed, moment to moment awareness.
     

  2. Guided Imagery – To mobilize your imagination, to improve physiological functioning, and address concerns and problems that have previously resisted solutions.
     

  3. Autogenic training & Biofeedback – To develop control over autonomic system functioning, reduce stress, and bring mind and body into balance.
     

  4. Breath Work – Enhance your health through breath awareness

  5. Movement – To release stress and increase energy.
     

  6. Self expression – in words in journaling and drawing, to find solutions to previously insoluble problems 

Grief /Trauma Therapy: "Trauma and Grief Component Therapy (TGCT) is an intervention for youth between the ages of 12 and 18 who have faced traumas (terrifying or very upsetting life events) and/or losses (the death of someone they really cared about). 
 

  1. TGCT helps to reduce posttraumatic stress (PTS), a very common reaction in youth who have experienced traumas. PTS is our brain’s way of coping with events that are so scary or upsetting that they are hard to understand or even think about.
     

  2. TGCT also helps to reduce unhealthy grieving (grief that keeps kids “stuck”) while increasing healthy grieving in youth who have experienced the death of a loved one. Most bereaved kids naturally grieve in healthy ways, like finding comforting ways to feel connected to the person who died or doing things that would have made the person proud of them.
     

  3. TGCT helps kids to notice and make good use of these healthy ways of grieving." From the Trauma and Grief Center at the Texas Children Hospital

Life Transition: turn your transition into a creative journey.

Walk & Talk therapy: having trouble sitting still? Let's go for a walk, bring your dog, and let's process the anxiety, the stress, etc. You'll feel better after that. 

Relationship: how do I negotiate the return of my adult child? how to set healthy boundaries when my spouse cheats? When I feel betrayed, and so hurt? How can I better communicate my needs and wants? Etc...

Credentials

dr. Isabelle

Testimonals

  • Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC)

  • Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT)

  • Certified in Trauma & Grief Component Therapy (TGCT)

  • Trained in Mind-Body Medicine

  • Doctor of Education in Professional Leadership with a specialty in Health Sciences Education (Ed.D)

  • Professional Mediator: 40 hours of training in Mediation: Accredited by the State Bar of Texas/Meets the Standards of the Texas Mediation Trainers RoundTable

  • Spiritual Director at the Cenacle Retreat Center 

My approach is result and action oriented. I'm here to help you solve your problems. I use a mind-body approach to health. It's experiential, fun, educational, and conversational. I also work with solution-focused, positive psychology, etc., to build on your strengths and wisdom rather than solely on your weaknesses. 

let's connect

 

The best way to reach me to

schedule a consultation is by email.

Areas of Houston covered:

77079 / 77024 / 77080

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  Practice

  • Fee-for-Service

  • Face-to-face and/or Online

  • Individual

  • Group / Family

  • In-home / Outdoor visits