The Woodlands & Spring Individual Therapy Services

Individual therapy is sometimes called “psychotherapy” or “counseling.” It is a process through which our clients will work one-on-one with a trained therapist—in a safe, caring, and confidential environment—to explore their feelings, beliefs, or behaviors, work through challenging memories, identify aspects of their lives that they would like to change, better understand themselves and others, set personal goals, and work toward desired change.

Should I Consider Counseling?

People seek therapy for a wide variety of reasons, from coping with major life challenges and changes, addressing childhood trauma, or dealing with depression or anxiety, to simply desiring personal growth and greater self-knowledge. Clients and therapists may work together for as few as five or six sessions or as long as some years, depending on the client’s unique needs and personal goals for therapy.

What Happens During Individual Therapy?

Every person is different, and our counseling services will be geared toward your unique individual needs and treatment goals. We encourage people who visit us to think of their psychologist as a trusted advisor who has the experience and knowledge to give them advice when it comes to addressing life’s challenges.

The First Visit

During your initial visit, we want to get to know you better, and we want you to get to know us better too. It’s important that you feel safe and relaxed when talking to your clinician, so this initial visit a great opportunity to determine whether or not your psychologist is a good fit. If at any point you feel uncomfortable, say something right away. In many cases, we can make adjustments to improve these interactions and address your discomfort. Let’s face it, opening up to a stranger is going to be a little uncomfortable no matter what, but establishing a professional relationship based on trust and respect during this initial visit is very important.

During the first session, the clinician will ask you a number of open-ended questions to better understand who you are, why you’ve come to see us, and what your treatment goals and expectations are. If you feel comfortable working with the psychologist after this first visit, you’ll start setting goals and planning for ongoing sessions.

Ongoing Sessions

After the first appointment, your sessions will likely involve starting off with a discussion of life events since the last meeting. This may include reviewing “homework” the clinician gave at previous sessions. After discussing any events since your last session, your psychologist may want to talk to you about your progress towards the goals and changes you discussed. Before your session ends, your clinician will likely talk to you about goals outside of the office and assign homework as necessary. If at any time you’re confused, uncomfortable, or just not getting what’s happening, don’t hesitate to say something.

Who Offers Individual Therapy?

Our therapists utilize evidence-based counseling methods in order to help you achieve the change you are seeking. Each of our clinicians is highly trained and experienced, and they each bring a variety of skills to our office. Below, you can learn a little more about each of the clinicians who are currently providing individual counseling:

Dr. Anita Payan – Licensed Psychologist, Licensed Specialist in School Psychology

Dr. Payan is a Licensed Psychologist and Licensed Specialist in School Psychology. She has years of experience and training working with children and adolescents who are struggling with anxiety and mood disorders.

Dr. Charles Hallmark – Licensed Psychologist, Licensed Specialist in School Psychology

Dr. Hallmark is a bilingual (English and Spanish) Licensed Psychologist and Licensed Specialist in School Psychology. He works with kids and adolescents to address a number of disruptive behaviors, work through grief and loss, and handle depression and other disorders. He also provides solution-focused, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) for adults, especially those whose children are struggling with any of the above concerns.

Dr. Evelyn Perez – Licensed Psychologist, Licensed Specialist in School Psychology

Dr. Perez is a Certified Teacher, Licensed Psychologist, Licensed Specialist in School Psychology, and Nationally Certified School Psychologist with extensive training and experience in the assessment and treatment of children and adolescents of diverse backgrounds. At Grace Psychological Services, Dr. Perez provides counseling and skills training. She utilizes cognitive-behavioral and solution-focused approaches in her counseling and skills training with children and adolescents. Dr. Perez is in-network with Aetna, BCBS, & Medicare.

Jennifer Langley – Licensed Psychological Associate, Licensed Specialist in School Psychology

Ms. Langley provides counseling and assessment services to children, adolescents, and adults. Her therapeutic style is flexible to meet the needs of her clients. She works with her clients to identify problematic thoughts and behaviors that may be negatively affecting their lives. Then she helps them to develop reasonable goals to make positive changes. Ms. Langley specializes in issues related to adoption, ADHD, depression, and anxiety.

Jennifer Spillman – Licensed Professional Counselor/Postdoctoral Fellow

Ms. Spillman is a Licensed Professional Counselor and current pre-doctoral intern at Grace Psychological Services. She has more than a decade of experience providing individual therapy services for individuals dealing with trauma, including domestic violence and sexual assault or abuse as well as those diagnosed with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Ms. Spillman also works with people struggling with clinical depression, bipolar depression, anxiety, and a number of other concerns. She uses evidence-based, solution-focused therapy techniques, including Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT). She is currently available for new client appointments and is in-network with BCBS.

Dr. Sal Carbonaro, Jr – Licensed Chemical Dependency Counselor

Dr. Carbonaro provides counseling to children, adolescents, and adults. He also administers psychological testing to these populations as well. Sal is a veteran of the U.S. Navy, and served between 1999 and 2004. He currently is in the process of becoming a licensed psychologist. Dr. Carbonaro specializes in PTSD and also has additional expertise in working with individuals with Autism.

How do I get Started?

If you’re ready to learn more about individual counseling with one of our skilled providers, don’t hesitate to call our The Woodlands office. On our contact page, you’ll also find a simple contact request form, if you’d prefer that a member of our team reach out to you.

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26010 Oak Ridge Drive, Suite #107
The Woodlands, TX 77380
(281) 815-0899

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