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  • About Tara Laxson

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    My approach to counseling

    Safety, belonging and acceptance drive much of our behavior, especially as children. We may learn to make ourselves small and abandon our true selves if they don’t fit our family or cultural expectations. This separation from our truest self can create feelings of loneliness, anxiety, depression, hopelessness, shame, and anger.

    Understanding how this separation happened and what we need to move forward fosters healing and self compassion. Research has proven that self compassion is foundational to our happiness and sense of peace.

    If this resonates for you and you would like to learn more, you can call or text me at 469-802-0039 or email me. I offer a free 20 minute call to answer any questions you may have and to share with you a little more about myself and my approach.

    Credentials and Services

    I am a Licensed Professional Counselor, license #65655, with a master’s degree in Counseling. I specialize in relationship issues, body image concerns, PTSD, anxiety/panic disorder and mood disorders.

    I offer individual counseling and community crisis counseling following traumatic events.

    Associations and Organizations 

    American Counseling Association

    Texas Counseling Association

    Counselors for Social Justice

    – Society for Sexual, Affectional, Intersex, and Gender Expansive Identities (SAIGE)

    My Journey

    In my early adulthood I found myself struggling with patterns of behavior and beliefs that were counterproductive to the life I wanted for myself. Trying to fulfill unrealistic external expectations as a woman in our society became exhausting and unfulfilling.

    I knew what I wanted: a healthy, stable relationship with my partner, a fulfilling, sustaining career and the ability to be at peace within myself and my relationships.

    But these things all felt out of reach.

    A researcher and listener by nature, I set out to learn everything I could about how people create change in their lives and why some people remain stuck.

    My search led me to graduate school and an advanced degree in counseling. I’m still blown away by the effect my education and experiences have had on my own life and the lives of those I work with. Surrounding myself with information and perspectives from strong leaders in marginalized groups has helped me understand just how vital self-compassion and self-empowerment are.

    As a wife and a mother of three children from ages 12-20, I have experienced many of the common struggles women face in our society. I’ve worked hard to gain insight into and overcome the expectations put on me and am leaning into what I’ve learned about living an empowered, congruent, meaningful life. I’m passionate about helping others do the same.

    Are you ready to take the first step?

    My Values

    Confidentiality

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    Creativity

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    Compassion

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    Acceptance

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