"Strength does not come from winning. Your struggles develop your strengths." – Arnold Schwarzenegger. Thank you for choosing me to be a part of your journey! My name is Sabah Ali, and I am a Licensed Professional Counselor in the state of Texas. I graduated with a Master's Degree in Psychology from Houston Baptist University in 2014. I have been practicing therapy since 2014.
My approach to therapy is to help provide solutions to the daily struggles faced in life with a high level of emphasis on meeting the needs of my clients. I have high levels of experience working with children, adolescents, adults, and the elderly. I will work with you as a whole person, understanding you as an individual. With my approach of understanding you from all aspects, my treatment is sensitive to and respectful of your values, culture, and beliefs. I look forward to working collaboratively with you in understanding your past and current challenges, as well as highlighting your personal strengths and encouraging a growth mindset. I work to understand better the relationship and direct effects of thoughts on feelings and behavior. As a therapist, my goal is to help you discover and cultivate your happiness on your own terms. By utilizing a strengths-based perspective and empathetic listening, I strive to restore your life back to a balanced and content state and alleviate your distress.”The obstacles of your past can become the gateways that lead to new beginnings.”- Ralph H. Blum.
The sky is the limit. I am willing to work with any needs and goals of my clients. I want to ensure my clients always work towards their evolving goals.
My communication style
I love to make my client feel the most comfortable as possible without ever feeling like they will be judged. I don't sit back in session and just listen. Instead, I connect with compassion, friendliness, and humor. My style is interactive, focused, and growth-oriented. I like to listen attentively to my client's needs with close details. I believe that you are worthy of everything that brings you happiness and deserves to be treated with great care.
My goals for you
From a physical aspect, successful care and progress look like a smiling face with joy hidden deep within. A successful progress is when my clients take the things they have learned from therapy and utilize them to the most they can. Success is when my clients are able to disentangle their thoughts, learn to cope confidently with their stressors, and make positive changes in their life.
My first session with you
I love to meet new clients! In the first session, I want to get to know who you are. I want to know all about your struggles and challenges that you are dealing with, and My first session starts with an empathetic curiosity for clients to safely explore the unbearable, shameful, and confusing parts of life. Many things can stifle a client's ability to experience life fully. Therefore, I ask questions to understand the ways in which you feel stuck in order to experience a more connected, congruent, and meaningful life. Most importantly, I explore with you your goals for therapy and the timeline of when you would like to meet these goals.