Declaration of Practices and Procedures
Sandra Oswald, LPC, NCC
Qualifications: I earned a Master of Education Degree in Counseling in February 2006. I am licensed as a Professional Counselor (LPC) # 62224 with the Texas State Board of Examiners of Professional Counselors, Mail Code 1982, P O BOX 149347, Austin, TX 78714, Phone 512-834-6658.
Counseling Relationship: I see counseling as a process in which you, the client, and I, the counselor, having to come to understand and trust one another, work as a team to explore and define present problem situations, develop future goals for an improved life and work in a systematic fashion toward achieving those goals.
Areas of Expertise: A variety of formats are undertaken in which I am involved with conducting individual and marital counseling with persons of all ages. I have expertise in depressive and anxiety disorders and utilize Cognitive Behavioral Therapy as well other counseling techniques including but not limited to, relaxation techniques, meditation, accupressure and life management skills to alleviate symptoms.
Fee Scales: An Initial Evaluation, the first session, is $170 and sessions thereafter are $120.
Services offered and Clients Served: I am a Christian Counselor and approach counseling from a cognitive-behavioral perspective in that patterns of thoughts and reactions are explored in order to better understand the client’s problems and to develop solutions. A variety of formats are undertaken in which I am involved with conducting individual and marital counseling with adults.
Code of Conduct: All counseling conducted in this center will adhere to the Texas Code of Ethics for Licensed Professional Counselors established by the Texas Board of Examiners and the Texas Code of Ethics for Licensed Professional Counselors established by the LPC Board of Examiners. A copy of this code is available upon request. Counseling services are available for any client, unless it is determined that a referral to another mental health professional or agency is in order.