Welcome to Authentic Relational Counseling

Laura Braziel, MMFT, LPC, LMFT

Counseling

The Practice

Authentic Relational Counseling, PLLC is an independently owned Christian counseling practice providing psychotherapy services to teens, adults, and families in the Greater Houston Area. The name represents the intended experience in treatment, that one may be authentic and real in the counseling relationship with no fear of judgment. Through the therapeutic relationship and treatment provided, counseling can result in symptom relief, improved quality of life, better functioning, as well as discovery of one's strengths and purpose.

Treatment Approach

Laura's approach is holistic and respectful.  She recognizes the importance of acknowledging the connection of the mind, the body, the spirit and the community of an individual. This means counseling may address your thought life, physical health, faith and support system in addition to any predetermined goals that brought you to see her. Laura's hope for each client is that you will discover and experience your inner resilience and character because of the difficulties you have endured and worked through.

Expectations

Counseling is a collaborative effort between you and your counselor. The first session's focus is to gather history, assess strengths and resources, and determine treatment goals. Laura will then formulate a treatment plan specific for you and work efficiently to guide you through the healing process. The length of time it takes to resolve your concerns depends on their complexity and your willingness to work through the process as guided. Laura will support you along the way and expects that you provide honest feedback to better help her help you.