D. 'Woodja' Flanigan, Ph.D., P.L.P. - Psychotherapist
Personal Life, Work Life -- Improve Life!

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My Approach to Psychotherapy
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My psychotherapy looks at the way you experience and interact with your world. I encourage you to recognize the real limitations in your life and to move beyond the perceived ones that may be interfering with the potential quality of your life. I assist you in taking on the responsibility of changing your life as we discuss behaviors that you can do differently to become the best you possible.

I believe that psychological discomfort often occurs when we fail to recognize our true potential and fail to accurately perceive the obstacles to our happiness. Through therapy we will work together to discover both the external and internal personal barriers that are preventing you from being content and achieving your true potential.

Therapy will primarily consist of supportive, non-judgmental conversations aimed at gaining better understanding of yourself and your situation. The unique difficulties of your situation will be acknowledged and validated. Similarly, your particular strengths and resources will be affirmed. Together we will explore healthier ways of approaching both your obstacles and your goals.

My approach to therapy, however, is more than just "talk." My approach is an active one, one in which you will be guided in exercises and learn new behaviors and new ways of being. These will be done either during session or as homework to be done between sessions, so that you can continue to work on self-improvement all week long.

''The good life is a process, not a state of being. It is a direction not a destination.'' - Carl Rogers

  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Stress management
  • Behavioral change and goal setting
  • Bereavement
  • Adjustment to change
  • Self-esteem
  • Personal growth and self-understanding
  • Couples - marriage - relationship counseling
  • Affairs
  • Divorce
  • Singles and relationship concerns
  • Career planning and transition
  • Retirement planning
  • Sexuality - sexual identity - coming out
  • Gender dysphoria and gender transition

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Denis "Woodja" Flanigan      2211 Norfolk St. Suite 206      Houston, TX 77098      713-589-9804
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