about counseling & sarah 

In this hectic, fast paced world, many have forgotten to feed their soul, maintain a healthy lifestyle, eat foods that heal our body and mind or tap into their potential. Based on this need, we created our wellness services. We provide mental health counseling, personal coaching, inspirational speaking, and health and nutritional consultations. We believe that people are works in progress and with effort can improve themselves in every way. Our wellness staff includes a licensed professional counselor and a nutritional coach and are in the process of building an integrative group with naturopathic and medical doctors.

 

What is Counseling?

It is a process where you can learn about yourself, as well as gain insight about life and the world around you. You can improve your personality, thoughts, and behaviors by noticing problem patterns, working on flaws and discovering talents and interests.  While many clients reach out to us to focus on clinical issues like depression, anxiety, trauma, PTSD, others wish to gain perspective on every day stressors.  Clients often seek assistance in reducing daily stress caused by school, social relationships, career, romantic relationships, dealing with family, poor self-esteem, body image, losing weight or support during a transition in life.

 

About Sarah:

Sarah Ali, M.S., LPC, Licensed Professional Counselor,  Mediator & Aromatherapist

 


                                                                         

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sarah received an M.S. in Counseling Psychology from Texas A&M University and a B.S. in Psychology from the University of Houston. She enjoys working with all age groups in an individual, group or family setting.  She  works especially works well with adolescents and young adults. Sarah has worked in a variety of settings including private practice treatment centers, clinics & schools. She has a holistic and integrative approach combining cognitive  behavioral therapy, existential psychology, person-centered therapy, motivational psychology and incorporating it with nutrition and  alternative healing modalities. 

AREAS OF SPECIALIZATION 

  • Depression, Anxiety & Self Esteem 

  • Premarital & Marital Counseling, approved by Twogether in Texas

  • Couple & Family Counseling

  • Personal Growth

  • Career Counseling

  • Self Esteem & Image Consulting

  • Inspirational Speaking

  • Psychosocial Evaluations & Reports 

  • Mediation

  • Adolescent counseling

 

ADDITIONAL CERTIFICATIONS

  • in training towards being a Certified Mental Health Integrative Medicine Provider

  • Gottman Institute Training 1 & 2 Certification in process

  • Prepare & Enrich Marital & Premarital Counseling Certified

  • Certified Mediator and Negotiator -  civil mediation cases 

RATES

- $150 for individual/couple therapy

- $30   for group therapy session 

- $125 per hour for report writing

-  SLIDING FEE AVAILABLE BASED ON FINANCES: income tax audit form required

 

INSURANCES ACCEPTED

Aetna

Blue Cross Blue Shield

Beacan/Value Options

Cigna(now called Evernorth)

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Magellan

Optum/United Behavioral Health, United Healthcare

Superior - Ambetter Healthcare 

Tricare/ Humana Military 

F.A.Q.

1. How long is a session? 

Traditionally sessions are 55 minutes long.   

2. Time is up but I really have a lot more I want to talk about. Can we add more time, please?

I love counseling and really enjoy working with clients. If we are having a particularly deep and intense therapy session and time is about to finish, I can pause it for that day and book a 2nd session that week if it is warranted. If I have the next hour available, we could continue for a 2nd hour but you would need to pay out of pocket at the regular rate of $125 per hour. For insurance purposes we unfortunately cannot bill an individual client for 2 sessions in a day. 

3. How often do I go for sessions?

Generally clients meet weekly to work through issues and at times some may come for some quick help focused on a particular short term need. 

4. I don't live close by, how can I receive counseling from you?

We offer teletherapy via phone and webcam (using hippa privacy approved site) to those who are unable to physically come to the office. You will need to download two free mobile apps: Zipdoc (HIPPA compliant text app) and Doxy.me (HIPPA compliant webconference app)

5. I don't have a major clinical issue. Is it weird for me to go to a therapist?

People go to a doctor without thinking twice if they have an ear infection, why hesitate if you are having anxiousness over a new job or experience depression triggered by a breakup? Why deal with it alone or listen to your friend who keeps saying "why are you making such a big deal, get over it."  Did you know 18% of the U.S. population has anxiety? Did you know that 1 in 9 people have experienced some form of depression? 56% of Americans are not seeking treatment.   Want more information on the latest stats on mental health of Americans? Read more hereThe majority of my clients are professional, educated adults, bright teens and children who are going through everyday challenges such as  stress, disappointment, life transitions, grief, heartbreak, or  have symptoms of depression, anxiety, etc.

HOW DO I START

 

OFFICE HOURS

                      morning. afternoon. evenings. weekend. My schedule is so flexible, you'd think I was a yogi.

                      I offer appointments 7 days a week  for your ultimate convenience & also available for

                     sessions via web and phone. *limited weekend aptmts*

 

 

RESCHEDULING/ARRIVING LATE/CANCELLATION POLICY

We require a 24 hour notice for appointment rescheduling or canceling otherwise you will be charged for a full session. Insurance does not cover for no show/missed appointments.  If a client arrives to their appointment late it will shorten their appointment time. 

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CONTACT ME

                 Business Cell:  281 240 7102. I try to respond within 24 to 48 hours, if I haven't, also email 

                 Bungalow landline: 832-539-6295 - only before aptmts if you are lost, as I am only in the                                       office when in aptmts.

                  Text: You can text me at my business number. 

                    Email: sarah@thetransformationstudio or thetransformationstudio@gmail.com if you have images or                          documents