Little Love Counseling is a family-oriented practice that strives to provide practical care for the modern lives of families. We work with children, families, couples, and individuals and specialize in anxiety disorders, depression, grief and loss, postpartum depression, parenting challenges, marital conflict, and birth anxiety/trauma to name just a few.
The goal of our practice is to be the best! We want our clients to know that we are regular, down-to-earth, approachable people. While we are certainly well-educated and continue to develop our skills as therapists, our hope is that the warmth of our hearts will create a safe haven that will empower our clients to create the future that they have always dreamed of living.
In our practice, counseling is not just about healing or recovery, and we love to help our clients through stages of depression, grief, anxiety, etc. Our hope is that we can empower our clients to reach even further and begin to imagine a life that is…amazing! Additionally, we hope that through the course of therapy a new dream will be awakened, and a new purpose will be seen with clarity. It is more than just finding a solution to a problem, it is about forging a path and creating a life that is inspiring.
At Little Love Counseling, we believe that life is meant to be lived fully. Children should be a joy, marriage should be full of fire and passion, work should be something that inspires you to your core, and you should awaken each morning with a renewed passion for living. If your life doesn’t feel this way, then give us a call. We don’t overprescribe therapy. We will work efficiently and creatively within a tight budget, and we love a challenge!
If your specific challenge isn’t listed, feel free to contact us. We are well connected with other local therapists, so If we are unable to provide you with great care, we will be happy to connect you with another local therapist who can.
Although they are a blessing, and their life itself creates hope for the future, a baby certainly changes everything of the family that once was. Whether you are a new family expecting your first baby or are expecting your 6th, we understand that babies change our lives. We work with our families to effectively communicate about their excitement and fears regarding this new blessing.
Parents often come in seeking “pre-parenting” counseling prior to the arrival of their firstborn for just a few sessions to make sure they are on the same page about what this dynamic change will mean for their family. While we can’t anticipate all that is to come in marriage or in parenting, it is always better to be educated and prepared to create the best start possible.
Families that are adding children also seek out therapy to help with sibling adjustment and balance in the home while a new standard of living is set in the home. Sometimes parents find it difficult to find time to talk or connect as families grow, and at times roles and responsibilities have to be adjusted in order to create balance. Families are welcome to bring children into each session and work as a whole system (nurslings are always welcome).
We help by working with our families to find that stability again!
We work with healthcare providers because we get it.
It is more than a career choice, a job, or a passion… it is a calling.
Although this calling is amazing and wonderful, it also comes with some challenges. One of the largest challenges is finding balance. This profession has the ability to seep in slowly and take over every part of a health care provider’s life and eventually create a life that can be rather chaotic. The unique craziness that can be the norm is what we strive to re-balance.
Through psycho-educational therapeutic techniques, healthcare providers are given the skills necessary to begin to restructure and gain control again in their own lives.
We understand the compassion of a healthcare provider and their model of care and work within these professional parameters. We believe that is is possible to effectively meet the needs of their clients while also living a life of balance. We structure therapy to work within the unique ideas of each individual, concentrating on their personal and professional goals, and then working collaboratively to achieve balance within that structure.
If you have any questions about how we might be able to work with your specific situation, please feel free to contact us. Additionally, if you are concerned about a client give us a call. We would be honored to talk with you about your needs and/or your clients.
When a family has experienced the loss of a loved one, grief can feel insurmountable. We often support clients from day one. Anne Roiphe says it best when she states, “Grief is in two parts. The first is the feeling of loss. The second is the remaking of life.” We have supported families through loss associated with miscarriage, stillbirth, infant loss, and loss of a child. We also support families that have experienced the catastrophic loss of a family member through homicide, filicide, or suicide.
But not all grief is connected to death. Many clients that are experiencing grief might not even know it. Grief is complicated in that it has the ability to act as a plunger and push all of our emotions up to the surface where we cannot ignore them anymore. Grief calls us to a humbled position where we often feel forced to submit to our emotional state and allow ourselves to feel, even when we might not want to
Some examples of loss that might lead a client to seek help in our office include. Loss of a relationship due to divorce or infidelity, loss of a job/career path, loss of community, loss of a home or property, loss of fertility, or delayed fertility.
When working with clients through the grieving process the most important thing we like our clients to know is that healing is possible but that the proverbial “time heals all wounds” strategy is rarely effective. Time doesn’t bring about healing, it only provides distance from the trauma associated with the loss. Where we are honored to support clients in the middle of a crisis we also understand that many clients are simply not ready to start grief work for months or years after a loss. This is NOT wrong. If you want to begin grief work and don’t know how to take the first step. Just reach out to us. We can help you navigate those first few exhausting steps and start you on a path to recovery.
Many couples come into counseling once their relationship has reached a point of high conflict or has experienced catastrophic damage. Many of the couples that we serve have arrived at our office seeking help for issues related to infidelity, abuse, poor communication, parenting challenges, finding balance with extended family, and finding healing after the loss of a family member. We also have extensive experience helping clients blend values after clients have survived a divorce. Working with blended families can be a challenge but we have a team that understands how to address those ever-changing dynamics.
At times in life, we may have experiences that carry increased emotional heaviness. These experiences might be classified as acute stress or trauma. Often when individuals live through the trauma they do not even recognize it as such and ask the body to continue to press through the pain. Peter Levine said it best when he stated, “Trauma is perhaps the most avoided, ignored, belittled, denied, misunderstood, and untreated cause of human suffering.” Typically clients who have survived trauma are also grieving so there is a duality present in their pain. We work with clients to help them make sense of the chaos they may be feeling in their bodies. We utilize several modalities to make healing even more effective, including EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing). What is unique and powerful about this method of therapy is that the client doesn’t even have to share their narrative for healing to occur. They may choose to find their voice and express their pain but for many, the option to heal prior to sharing is a gift. In our office, we utilize this modality for a wide range of traumatic experiences including physical trauma (sexual assault, auto accident, birth trauma), emotional trauma including (near-death experiences, witnessing a crime, various abuses), etc..
We strive to provide a safe and comfortable environment that encourages the client to move at his/her own pace through the healing process. We remain honored to support our clients through the most difficult of life’s challenges
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1726 Chadwick Court Hurst, Texas 76054
Mon-Fri 10:00 AM to 8:00 PM
Phone: 817-715-9152 Fax: 817-280-9962
For emergencies call 911 or visit your nearest hospital immediately.