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Avery Wasson

Practicum Student

Supervised By
Sonia Mijares, LPC-S
Credentials
  • Practicum Student
Practice Locations
  • Central Office
Life Stages
  • Children, 5-12 years
  • Adolescents, 13-17 years
  • College, Young Adults
  • Adults
  • Seniors, 65+ years
Areas of Focus
  • Depression, anxiety, suicidal thoughts
  • Guilt and shame
  • Identity and self-image
  • LGBTQ+
  • Life changes/transitions
  • Women's issues, young women
Education
  • Currently pursuing Master of Science in Counseling, Southern Methodist University
  • Bachelor of Arts in Psychology, Texas Tech University

philosophy

Life can bring significant challenges, and it is an honor to walk alongside you on your journey to find healing and growth. My goal is to create a safe and supportive environment for you to discover your strengths and become your most authentic self. Together, we can work to combat negative thought processes and find practical therapeutic tools that work for you. Through our therapeutic relationship, my hope is to walk with you in your personal growth.

Avery received her Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from Texas Tech University and is working towards her Master of Science in Counseling at Southern Methodist University. Her formal education, both undergraduate and graduate, has prepared her to work with adolescents, families, groups, and adults. She is currently the treasurer for the Play Therapy Board at SMU. In addition, she is a member of the Counseling Academic and Professional Honor Society International and the American Counseling Association.

In her free time, you’ll find Avery playing tennis, attending a cycling class, traveling, or enjoying time with family, friends, and golden retriever, Crosby!

Additional areas of focus:
Boundaries
Bullying
Child and play therapy
Children with disruptive and oppositional behavior
Depression, anxiety, suicidal thoughts
Domestic violence recovery
Eating disorders/body image
Faith and spirituality
Grief and loss
Guilt and shame
Identity and self-image
Infertility, miscarriage
LGBTQ+
Life changes/transitions
Parenting
School-related issues
Screen/internet addiction
Sexual abuse, childhood sexual abuse
Social skills
Stress management
Trauma
Women's issues, young women