About Serenity Counseling B/CS

Donna P. Xu

I am a licensed marriage and family therapist associate. I hold a masters in science in psychology with the specialty of marriage, individual, and family therapy. My mission is providing the best therapeutic experience to each individual, couple, and family that is catered to their needs. I believe in utilizing integrative models of therapy as doing so will create a customized treatment plan for each client. I believe therapy is part of the human experience and no matter the language or culture, the mind and heart always need care and understanding. Coming from a bicultural background and also having lived abroad, I feel that I am able to understand some of the common challenges that come with assimilation and acculturation from both domestic and foreign perspectives.

Education:
M.S. in Psychology- Our Lady of the Lake University
B.A. in Psychology- Texas A&M University

Additional Credentials:
Memberships: AAMFT, TAMFT, IOCDF
SYMBIS Certified

Qualifications:
License and State: 203643 Texas
OAG Training
SBIRT Training

Fundraiser:
Friendship of Women, Inc: “Songs of Hope and Joy Benefit”
Money raised: $11,000

The Postmodern Treatment

One of the major differences between modern and postmodern therapies, such as, solution focused brief therapy, narrative, and collaborative therapy, is the school of thought. Postmodern therapies focus on deconstructing common beliefs and analyze their values in each client’s life. Postmodern therapists take a collaborative approach in therapy, where they aid the client in exercising self agency rather than a more traditional authoritative or directive approach to therapy. Change comes through collaborative dialogue. Postmodern therapies have been used to help a multitude of conditions such as: anxiety, depression, eating disorders, behavior disorders, schizophrenia, and more.

I am passionate in postmodern school of thought because I believe that the person that knows themselves the most are the clients. I believe that working together to seek a catered solution is more effective in the long run because two people are working towards a solution while also deconstructing beliefs that have not been either, identified in the past, or helpful to the client in their present.

  • Anxiety
  • Coping Skills
  • Emotional Disturbance
  • Life Transitions
  • Peer Relationships
  • Self Esteem
  • Stress
  • Career Counseling
  • Depression
  • Suicidal Ideation
  • Trauma and PTSD
  • Grief
  • Immigration and Adaption to New Environment
  • Parenting
  • School Issues
  • Family Conflict
  • Trauma
  • Immigration and Adaption to New Environment

What to expect

When you first come into the office you will sit in the waiting area where there will be several amenities for you and then be directed back into my office. Your first visit will be for the two of us to get to know each other better, and for me to determine the best way for me to help you. Once we’re done with the appointment we will schedule your next visit.

Cost per Session:

$ 115
for 1 hour

Pay By: American Express, Discover, Mastercard, Visa

$ 145
for 1.5 hours

Pay By: American Express, Discover, Mastercard, Visa

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