Safe Harbor Coastal Counseling
Our approach is pretty straight forward and we tell it like it is but will also support clients with no judgement to create a safe harbor for them. We have both the education and skills to work with clients through complex trauma as well as helping them find a better path through life’s daily struggles. We are passionate about the clients and will join them in a collaborative relationship. We work with children, adolescents, and adults with wide-ranging backgrounds and differing concerns with significant physical and mental trauma. We have extensive experience working with sexual assault and domestic violence survivors. We also offer LGBTQIA+ affirmative therapy and work with clients who are transitioning.
My name is Angelica Ramos and I am a licensed professional counselor (license #78572) as well as owner of Safe Harbor Coastal Counseling. I earned my Master’s Degree in Counseling at the University of Houston- Clear Lake in 2017.
I am here to create a safe space and build a therapeutic alliance to be able to help clients feel empowered to overcome life’s struggles. I am accepting of all clients and here to provide an open space with no judgment to start the journey to explore and heal.
I specialize in clients who have experienced trauma and use EMDR therapy as one of the many techniques to help clients heal from their experiences. I also work with children ages 6 and up with theraplay to help children express their emotions in a healthy way through play.
Hello, my name is Susan Avila. I hold a Master’s Degree in School Counseling and Mental Health Counseling from the University of St. Thomas. I am a Licensed Professional Counselor. I have worked in the Houston education system for 19 years. In my fourteen years of working with middle school children, the last eight as a middle school counselor, I have a wealth of experience in supporting adolescents in working through their challenges and helping their families navigate the adventure in this developmental stage of life.
I am very passionate about guiding young people as well as adults in creating meaningful goals and explore the answers they hold within themselves to overcome the challenges they may be facing. I take pride in building strong, trusting, long-lasting positive rapport with my clients.
Life has many ups and downs, as your therapist, I seek to decipher any challenges life throws at you. I am a compassionate listener who will help you find a positive pathway to adjust and cope with these challenges. I strive to create a safe, non-judgmental zone and create a comfortable, positive environment where humor is incorporated while keeping it real. Life is stressful on its own, talking about your issues shouldn’t be.
Everyone wants to know that there is someone willing to listen to their struggles, that they matter and that they are heard. What you have to say matters and provide you with the support that is needed to overcome any adversities you may be facing.