GET TO KNOW DR. FELICIA WARD

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Dr. Felicia Ward, LPC

I’m Dr. Felicia Ward and I’m here to try to help you find peace, joy and fulfilment in the life you are aiming to live.  My goal is to help the hurting and struggling find peace and strength to come out stronger on the other side.  Many things come along in life that can build us up or tear us down, and I want to help you grow even through the worst of experiences/situations.  I want to join you in your struggles to help you get to know yourself better and learn how to empower yourself to overcome even the toughest of adversities.

Life is hard! Some of the most exciting times of life can also be the most difficult.  Your first car, first date, first job, first year at a new school or town, first child or first time living on your own…  They can all be things you’ve been looking forward to, but they are often also overwhelming.  Sometimes, you find yourself struggling in the times you’ve looked forward to the most and might not even know why.  I want to help you have the best experience you can in these times, despite the complications you might feel yourself facing.

You decide who you are and who you will become.  Everybody learns from their experiences, but it’s up to you to determine how it will impact you. Whether it’s something you’d like to duplicate, avoid or add on to other experiences, where you come from will always be a part of who you are.  It’s my goal to help you compose your own life masterpiece through bringing these many factors together as a symphony of you.  By exploring the past, present and future you value, I strive to guide you towards developing yourself in the direction of who you want to be.

Life is full of ups and downs, but sometimes the negatives can seem to overpower or blind us to the positives.  Change isn’t typically easy, but there are ways to focus on the bigger picture and use those difficult times to strengthen yourself instead of letting it tear you down.  I approach mental health from the perspective that our thoughts, feelings and actions all come together to develop patters in how we live our lives.  Much like the experiences, our approaches can be helpful or harmful.  I have a passion for helping people in their time of transition as this is often the most moldable time; but if you find yourself stuck in patters that aren’t working, that doesn’t mean you’re stuck there forever.  It’s completely up to you to decide what you do and who you become.  I just want to help you think through your situations and patters to best consider and focus on what matters most to you.  I want to help you achieve your goals, reach for the stars and have hope for turning your dreams into reality.

MORE ABOUT ME

I know what it’s like to struggle.  I have a couple of learning disabilities that made education a challenge for me growing up.  I was often underestimated, misunderstood and even disciplined for my uniqueness. But I never gave up.  I am proof that you can overcome adversity and come out stronger on the other side.  It’s my goal to help you learn to find the same strength and drive in yourself to achieve the life you want to live.

Even with the struggles I faced academically, I found the hardest time in life to be from about age 10-21.  Puberty, preadolescence and young adulthood are simultaneously exciting and difficult times in life.  You feel stuck between being a child and wanting to be independent with your own unique identity.  You try to find your place to fit in the world while struggling to fully discovery who you really are.  I love working with these ages because I see the transitional stages as opportunity to create your own art on life’s canvas.

However, there are other changes in life that can present in similar ways.  Changing careers, residence and family dynamics can occur throughout the lifespan and can present a similar confusion with the fresh start.  I focus on helping people through the variety of transitions and life changes they experience at all ages, recognizing each person’s experience is unique to you.

  • Ph.D. Counseling Education & Supervision, Texas A&M University – Commerce

  • M.A. Counseling, Dallas Baptist University

  • B.S. Psychology & Mathematics, Texas A&M University – Commerce

  • Research, training and publications focused on foster care and adoption experiences and transition to young adulthood

  • Married for 10½ years

  • True Texan born and raised in DFW (you might catch me talking with a Texas accent sometime)

THE FINE PRINT

WHO I SERVE: Pre-teens, Adolescents & Adults (ages 4-9 on a case by case basis)
FEE: $125 for 55-minute sessions
Insurance: Optum/United Healthcare

Licensed Professional Counselor #76148
Texas Department of State Health Services

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