I am a licensed professional counselor (LPC) in Texas, with a masters in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Long Island University: Post and a bachelors in Psychology from The University of Georgia. Since the beginning of my undergraduate studies, I have been fervently expanding my knowledge and understanding of psychological wellness and developing the clinical skills needed to help others find healing for themselves.
I have had the opportunity to gain experience working in many settings across the field, including crisis services, residential treatment, student counseling, community mental health and private practice settings with individuals, families, and groups experiencing a diverse range of challenges. I am a Trauma-Informed Care practitioner, with training in EMDR, DBT, TF-CBT and Trauma Informed Yoga and in this work I have routinely led trainings and seminars for colleagues and community partners on LGBTQ+ inclusive practices, trauma-informed approaches and new developments in neuroscience that support integrative therapies.
I bring a holistic, culturally informed and integrative approach to my counseling and strive to build a space of deep collaboration, trust and safety. In that space, my hope is that clients may build connections that uncover the tools, skills, and support they need to thrive. This may include modalities from evidence based practices such as EMDR, DBT, ACT, somatic experiencing, mindfulness and polyvagal theories along with other systems of knowledge from beyond the Western framework. Each client and I work together to develop a plan with the strategies and exercises that are the right fit for their personality and needs. Ultimately, we strive to find a path that strengthens and stretches our sense of curiosity, creativity and community while deepening our connection to ourselves, to others, and to our own understanding of purpose and spirituality.
Additional areas of focus: Addictions, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Grief, Eating disorders, Sleeping disorders, Parenting issues, Anger management, Self esteem, Career difficulties, Bipolar disorder, Coping with life changes, Coaching, Compassion fatigue, ADHD, Adoption and Foster Care, Attachment Issues, BDSM, Kink, Alternative Sex Culture, Blended Family Issues, Body Image, Chronic Pain Illness and Disability, Co-morbidity, Communication Problems, Coping with Natural or Human-Caused Disaster, Dissociation, Divorce and Separation, Domestic Violence, Drug and Alcohol Addiction, Emptiness, Family of Origin Issues, Fertility Issues, First Responder Issues, Forgiveness, Gender Dysphoria, Guilt and Shame, Hospice and End of Life Counseling, Impulsivity, Infidelity, Isolation / Loneliness, Jealousy, Life Purpose, Military and Veterans Issues, Mood Disorders, Panic Disorder and Panic Attacks, Polyamory / Nonmonogamous Relationships, Postpartum Depression, Post-traumatic Stress, Self-Harm, Self-Love, Sexual Assault and Abuse, Sexual Dysfunction, Sexuality, Social Anxiety and Phobia, Somatization, Women's Issues, Workplace Issues, Young Adult Issues
Clinical approaches: Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Emotionally-Focused Therapy (EFT), Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), Mindfulness Therapy, Somatic Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy
TX LPC 79168
Extremely professional and knowledgable.
Written on Sep 15, 2022 after therapy with Dria for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, lgbt, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, eating disorders, sleeping disorders, parenting issues, self esteem, coping with life changes, and adhd
Dria Brantley Brady has been an excellent resource. She is kind, professional, intuitive and most of all helpful
Written on Sep 05, 2022 after therapy with Dria for 2 months on issues concerning relationship issues
she is absolutely amazing
Written on Jul 22, 2022 after therapy with Dria for 2 weeks on issues concerning family conflicts, and anger management
I'm very grateful to have Dria as my therapist. I'm not sure where I'd be without being able to talk to her every week.
Written on Jul 13, 2022 after therapy with Dria for 9 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, lgbt, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, sleeping disorders, self esteem, anger management, compassion fatigue, and adhd
Written on Jun 17, 2022 after therapy with Dria for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, lgbt, family conflicts, intimacy-related issues, and anger management
Dria has continuously offered me practical and helpful support and incredible advice throughout my therapy journey. Having previously thought that I would never find the right therapist, along came Dria!
Written on May 04, 2022 after therapy with Dria for 9 months