Sonja Galliani, M.A., LPC-Associate, RD, LD, RYT

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Overcoming Life's Obstacles: The Path to Self-Empowerment

Do you feel like you're stuck in a never-ending cycle, where the same issues keep repeating themselves? Are you tired of starting over and feeling like you're doomed to failure? If so, we can work together to identify the roadblocks that are holding you back. As a mental health and nutrition counselor, I specialize in helping people achieve their goals and live more fulfilling, intentional lives.

Using evidence-based therapy and a collaborative approach, we'll explore the different aspects of your life and develop powerful tools to help you overcome obstacles. I have experience working with a wide range of issues, including stress, anxiety, life transitions, divorce, relationship issues, grief, self-esteem, confidence, motivation, depression, and food and body issues.

My counseling approach is centered around your personal goals and values. By examining your thoughts, feelings, and behaviors, we'll work together to create a roadmap for success. I utilize several different counseling modalities, including cognitive behavior therapy (CBT), acceptance commitment therapy (ACT), mindfulness-based stress reduction (MBSR), somatic therapy, and motivational interviewing techniques.

As your counselor, I bring a unique perspective to our sessions. I've personally struggled with many of the same issues that my clients face, including depression, anxiety, and disordered eating. Mental health counselors were a lifeline for me during those difficult times, and they helped me grow and overcome many obstacles. That's why I became a counselor – to offer hope and empower others to achieve their goals.

In addition to counseling, I also approach therapy from a holistic perspective. Our bodies, thoughts, and circumstances are all interconnected, and I believe that true healing requires a comprehensive view of each individual's unique situation. My background in nutrition, yoga, mindfulness, and mental health gives me a broad perspective that allows me to help my clients achieve lasting change.

Outside of counseling, I enjoy practicing self-care through activities like hot yoga, meditation, and outdoor walks. I also nurture my creative side with DIY projects, cooking, and fresh juice. I believe that self-care is an essential part of living a fulfilling life, and I encourage my clients to find the self-care activities that work best for them.

I'm passionate about helping people live their best lives, and I believe that everyone has the potential to overcome life's obstacles. If you're ready to take the first step toward a more abundant life, let's work together to uncover the beauty and power within you.

Sonja earned her Bachelor of Science in Nutrition and Dietetics in 1991 while doing a dietetic internship at The University of Texas Health Science Center in Houston/Texas Medical Center. She used these skills to practice nutrition and wellness counseling, and personal training, and eventually opened a healthy food restaurant in Clear Lake in 2008. She continued her pursuit of health and wellness by becoming a yoga and meditation instructor in 2019. This led to Sonja also attaining a Master of Arts in Clinical Mental Health Counseling and becoming a licensed professional counselor associate.