About My Clients
Are you a woman that needs a safe, welcoming, caring, non-judgmental and empowering space to have real life conversations about real life experiences? Sharing our stories in an atmosphere of safety creates change within us, and those around us, as we come to learn we do not have to GROW through our issues alone. I look forward to helping you transform unhealthy thoughts, feelings and behaviors using practical knowledge & evidenced based strategies. The best version of yourself is waiting!
My Background and Approach
Chavara attended Paul Quinn College and later finished her bachelor’s degree at Jarvis Christian College, where she earned a degree in Business Administration. She earned a Master of Arts in Counseling from Dallas Baptist University. She is passionate about working with adult women whether individually or in a group setting. Her interest in this work was inspired by many of the women in her family. Her style is assertive, but empathetic. She specializes in working with individuals who have experienced domestic violence. Additional direct clinical experience consists of working with communication issues, healthy boundary setting, anger management, self-regulation, substance abuse, anxiety, low self-esteem, and depression amongst other issues. Chavara’s success in therapy has been achieved through implementation of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Person-Centered Therapy, Adlerian Therapy, Trauma Focused Therapy as well as other modalities.
My Personal Beliefs and Interests
Chavara enjoys spending time with family, friends, brunch, traveling, shopping, reading and watching episodes of Law and Order SVU. Chavara genuinely believes “self-love is the best love” and takes pride in her commitment to self and dedicating the same energy and compassion to those she serves. Chavara primarily grew up in a single parent family and often times was told by her mother "you create your own path in life." Her desire to help others and empower women to know that no matter what has happened "you create your own path in life," influenced her passion for this work. One of her favorite quotes states "the fall is inevitable, but the bounce back is a choice." Collaboratively, we can move forward in FAITH or fall back in FEAR!