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Helen Godfrey

Helen Godfrey

LPC
10 years of experience
Virtual

Hello and welcome! My name is Helen and I am an LPC in Texas. I am happy that you are taking the time to review my profile to see if we are a good fit. I don't have an agenda aside from helping you feel better and happier in your life. My therapeutic approach is more like a conversation with a close friend who makes you feel safe and encourages you to explore your thoughts and feelings. Do you ever feel as though you have thoughts that aren't serving you but you don't know how to change them? Do you feel bad and you're not sure why? Are you unsure of what you want in life? I help my clients gain clarity on who they are, what they want, and how to explain it to others by asking them questions to unlock doors they didn't even know were there. You talk, I listen. I point out reoccurring themes I notice in our sessions, perfectionism comes up a lot for my clients, and we explore whether or not those beliefs are helpful to you. If they aren't, we explore your beliefs and find another point of view, another perspective that is also true but helpful and nourishing for you. I like pointing out your strengths and reminding you of your past successes and skills which can be applied to your current challenges. I look forward to working with you.

What can clients expect to take away from sessions with you?

I like to partner with my clients to focus on their strengths to help them overcome challenges they are currently facing. First, we clarify your goals. What are you hoping to get from our meetings? What are the challenges you are facing? What are the obstacles that are getting in the way of your goals?

Explain to clients what areas you feel are your biggest strengths.

I work with clients who are struggling with anxiety and depression. Many of my clients struggle with perfectionism. We work together so that you can learn to be more kind to yourself.

About Helen Godfrey

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Appointments

Virtual

My treatment methods

Cognitive Behavioral (CBT)

The main premise of CBT is that our thought patterns have an enormous impact on our feelings and behaviors. When we view situations, mistakes, or setbacks in a distorted way, which we all tend to do at times, it fuels our anxiety and depression symptoms. We will work collaboratively to pinpoint problematic thought patterns such as black-and-white thinking and filtering out positive experiences. Once we identify the unhelpful self-talk habits, we can start restructuring your thinking by using logic and weighing evidence regarding thought patterns. I'll provide support through homework assignments and exercises to help you practice and change your responses in a more balanced way. The goal of CBT is to equip you with skills and perspective shifts that improve your mental health in the long term. You'll not only feel better during our sessions but develop new thought habits that benefit you for years to come.