Joan Marianne Sotelo, MA, LMFT, LPC

- Fee: 50 minute session $150

- Virtual and In-person appointments 

- English and Spanish 

Hi!

Thanks for visiting this page, here is a little bit about me so that you can get to know me.

I am from Mexico City and have been in the states for the past 22 years. I love both my Hispanic and American cultures, and of course, I am fluent in English and Spanish.

I obtained my bachelors in Psychology at the University of Houston and my Master's degree in Marriage and Family Therapy and the University of Houston -Clear Lake. Since then I have spent my time learning and training more in depth to work with couples and adults that are searching for personal growth. I also completed training in Cognitive Behavior Therapy, Gottman Trauma and Affair Method, and Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT) which I now use as my primary away of helping couples. 

 

I specialize in working with couples who want to have a fulfilling and healthy relationship by helping them improve their way of communicating and repairing their emotional bond. 

 

I also specialize in working with individuals who are struggling to overcome past traumas, depression, insecurities, anxieties, and want to develop a stronger confidence in themselves.

 

My focus is to help my clients reach their goals by exploring the challenges they are facing, gaining a deeper understanding on the emotions that are hidden behind the constant struggles, and identify solutions that bring about lasting positive changes. 

 

 

Credentials and Training 

 

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist LMFT

Licensed Professional Counselor LPC 

Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy (EFT)

  • Therapy model that focuses on helping couples get out of a negative cycle in their relationship and create a positive pattern of communication, as well as a stronger bond and unity in the relationship. 

Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavior Therapy (TFCBT) 

  • Treatment that is clinically proven to help children and adolescents overcome traumatic life experiences .

Joan Marianne Sotelo, MA, LMFT, LPC

marriage therapist, Sugar Land TX

 

Thanks for visiting this page, here is a little bit about me so that you can get to know me.

I am from Mexico City and have been in the states for the past 22 years. I love both my Hispanic and American cultures, and of course, I am fluent in English and Spanish.

I obtained my bachelors in Psychology at the University of Houston and my Master's degree in Marriage and Family Therapy and the University of Houston -Clear Lake. Since then I have spent my time learning and training more in depth to work with couples and adults that are searching for change and personal growth.

 

I founded Roots of Hope Counseling because of a strong desire to reach more people and help them in their journey towards their desired life. My goal was to create a space where people can come find healing and hope fo their lives and their relationships. 

 

I specialize in working with couples who want to have a fulfilling and healthy relationship by helping them improve their way of communicating and repairing their emotional bond. 

 

I also specialize in working with individuals who are struggling to overcome past traumas, depression, insecurities, anxieties, and want to develop a stronger confidence in themselves.

 

I have completed training in Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavior Therapy, Gottman Trauma and Affair Method, and Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT) which I now use as my primary away of helping couples. 

My focus is to help my clients reach their goals by exploring the challenges they are facing, gaining a deeper understanding on the emotions that are hidden behind the constant struggles, and identify solutions that bring about lasting positive changes. 

 

 

- Fee: 50 minute session $140

- Virtual and In-person appointments 

- English and Spanish 

- Couples and Individual adults

Melody Chu, MA,  LPC

I am a native Texan, born and raised in Houston, TX. I received a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from the University of Texas at Austin and my Masters degree in Biblical Counseling at Dallas Theological Seminary. 

 

Since then, I have gained a lot of experience working with children, adolescents/teens and families. My great joy has been working with teens and young adults - a time where you are discovering a lot about yourself and solidifying and growing in confidence. Getting to be a part of that is exciting and an honor to me! 

 

I specialize in working with individuals struggling with anxiety and overcoming insecurities that are affecting their relationships. 

 

As a student, you learn that the therapeutic relationship is an important part of therapy. As I’ve gained experience in the counseling field, I’ve learned how foundational it is as a building block for profound change. I work hard to engage clients in a collaborative manner as we work together to process past traumas and build healthier and more confident versions of themselves.

 

My focus is to help my clients connect with their thoughts and feelings and grow in awareness of themselves and in relationships, all while on the way to lasting positive change. I strive to do that by helping them to identify their challenges, process their emotions on a deeper level and gain coping tools to manage their struggles. I often utilize CBT techniques. My hope is that my clients feel cared for, seen and walk away knowing that they are stronger and braver than they know. 

 

On a personal note, I am an avid lover of reality cooking shows, anything outdoors and autumnal weather. These days, I am more often exploring nearby playgrounds and pools with my family. But loving the adventure all the same!

- Fee: 50 minute session $140

- Virtual and In-person appointments 

Individual adults and Teenagers

Jodi Sheffield, MS,  LPC-Associate

Hi! My name is Jodi Sheffield, LPC-Associate. I have had the privilege of working with families, teens, and adults on their journey of self-exploration and healing in community mental health, hospital and private practice settings. I have worked with clients with mood, personality, psychotic  disorders and substance abuse as well as clients who are experiencing trauma and significant life transitions/stressors. 

 

My primary goal in therapy is to create a safe place for clients to explore, grow, learn and heal at their own pace. I utilize the empirically validated treatment modalities of Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) to help clients learn how their thoughts, behaviors and feelings are connected to increase self-awareness. As self-awareness grows and develops, clients can begin the hard work of healing by reframing and combating unhealthy thoughts, behaviors and painful emotions in order to create a life worth living, a life full of meaning, value, and dignity.

 

I earned a Master of Science in Mental Health Counseling from Asbury Theological Seminary, a CACREP accredited counseling program, and I am under supervision by Kim Nemec LPC-S. My seminary education gave me the opportunity to explore the relationship between psychological science and spirituality, and the value of science and empirical research alongside faith and religious practices. I believe in the healing power of relationships. One healthy relationship can lead to healing in a client’s relationship with self and with others.

 

When I’m not in the office, you can find me playing sand volleyball, reading a good book or trying new restaurants for self-care. I look forwarding to learning your story and how to create meaning and to grow in the midst of pain, trials and transitions!”

- Fee: 50 minute session $125

- Virtual and In-person appointments 

- Available weekends

- Couples, Individual adults and Teenagers