Dallas Therapy Collective
Lauren Rothstein, Ph.D.
Psychotherapy with adults
$175/55-minute individual; $250 for 90-minute intake, BCBS, Baylor Scott & White, Out-Of-Network Provider
Does this sound like you?
Are you constantly comparing yourself to other people? No matter how hard you try, negative thoughts fill your head, swimming around, taking over your day. You try so hard, but everything you do feels wrong, imperfect, incomplete, and uncomfortable. Sometimes you may have panic attacks or feel like you can’t get out of bed. Sometimes you may feel full of energy and then crash or become angry and irritable with the people around you. Sometimes you may have nightmares or flashbacks or lose time just sitting and thinking. Perhaps you have felt this way and gone through the same behavior patterns your whole life. Or maybe, these feelings are brand new, and you have never felt this way before. For whatever reason, life just feels difficult, stuck, stagnant, or scary, and it feels like there is no way out. These feelings could be related to an old trauma or memory that just keeps coming back. These patterns might be related to your identity or a new diagnosis, and trying to fit in. A new role or life stressor such as a motherhood, grief, illness, family discord, divorce, or children growing up may have brought these feelings out. Whatever has happened in the past or may happen in the future, today feels unbearable. Yet, you have found your way here to this page to find a way to bear the unbearable.
Can Therapy Help?
Feelings can be so overwhelming at times. I believe your feelings are valid all make sense in the context of what you are going through. Many of us are hardwired to be hard on ourselves and blame ourselves. This is often how human beings have survived and adapted through difficulty. Emotions and feelings are an adaptive part of life. Your emotions are giving you information and telling you something important, even if it doesn’t feel good. You can use this information to improve your life and move forward.
How I can help…
Therapy can help people move forward. Together we can work to untangle your ruminating thoughts and overwhelming emotions. We will build a path to help you achieve your goals. This can include building insight, developing empathy, embracing your identity, perspective taking, developing practical skills, creating boundaries, and most importantly finding joy. Therapy is a special type of relationship that allows people to grow, to learn about themselves, and to discover or re-discover what brings them joy. Ultimately, the goal of therapy is for you to become your own therapist, to take the tools and skills you have learned to sustain the changes you have made well beyond the time you spend in therapy.
When I’m not at work…
When I am not at work, I am home with my family. We like to swim, go to the park, and build Legos and MagnaTiles. My favorite hobby is reading, and I read every day. I also like to spend time catching up on the phone with my family and friends who live out of state. For my own self-care, I like to do yoga and get on the treadmill.
- Ph.D. in Counseling Psychology, University of Georgia
- Licensed Psychologist (Texas) #37612
My Full Specialties Include:
- Equity and social justice issues
- Relationship concerns
- Body image/disordered eating concerns
- Relationship and sexual violence
- Spiritual identity and spiritual abuse
- Trauma recovery
- Sexual identity
- Gender identity
- Family of origin issues
- High Sensitivity
- Clinicians in training