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    Individual/Relational

    Therapist

    &

    Life Coach

     

    {therapy changed my life, I believe it can change yours too - if you are in need of change, contact me today}

     

  • CONTACT ME! 

     

    Call 210.460.0442

    Use this form to email me (best)

    laveldanaylor @ymail.com

    FAX: 210.593.9751

    VOICEMAIL: 210.460.0442

  • S P E C I A L I T I E S

    Things I work with especially well.

    Mood Dysfunction 

    depression

    anxiety

    phobias

    compulsions

    bipolar

    borderline

    suicidality

    explosiveness

    impulsivity

    panic attacks

    intrusive thoughts

    Relationships

    couples conflict

    family conflict

    parenting

    boundaries

    communication

    divorce/ breakup

    intimacy issues

    codependency

    trust building

    sexual desire

    grief and loss

    LGTBQI

    couples therapy

    sexual identity

    queer culture

    coming out

    gender identity

    gender transition

    gender dyshporia

    gender roles

    polyamory

    monogamy

    fluidity

    Adult Giftedness 

    cynicism

    overthinking

    perfectionism

    multipotentiality

    under-achievement

    dissatisfaction

    isolation

    chronic boredom

    sensitivity (HSP)

    over-excitability

     

    Life Coaching 

    self actualization

    overcome failure

    build confidence

    accountability

    career planning

    goodness of fit

    setting goals

    stay on course

    maintain success

  • A V A I L A B I L I T Y

    I offer a wide range of options, including evening and remote sessions (Skype, Facetime, etc.). If you have a special scheduling need, please contact me to see if I can accommodate you.

    OFFICE > HOURS

     

    Monday 10-6

    Tuesday-Thursday 12:30-7:30

    Friday 10-6

     

  • C O S T S

    SESSION FEES ARE $80/HOUR.

    INSURANCE IS NOT ACCEPTED AT THIS TIME. BUT...

    SLIDING SCALE OPTION

    If you are unable to pay the full session fee, you may qualify to pay a reduced rate between $50-$80 per hour (first session is $80). Special rates available for graduate students studying mental health work and mental health professionals. Please contact me for more details.

     

    All payments are out of pocket so you do not need insurance or a diagnosis to get treatment or support. Receipts are available for personal filing and reimbursement purposes. Fees for services related to mental health legal support (i.e., letters, court appearances, etc.) are $160/hour.

      

  • T E S T I M O N I E S

    Real clients talking about his/her therapy experience with me.

    "I recommend LaVelda as much as possible! I have been seeing her for about 3 years now and it has been one of the best decisions of my life. From the very first visit I felt comfortable. LaVelda has a way of using her sense of humor and her empathy to make walls come down and make you feel at ease. She has helped me find useful tools and helped me set healthy boundaries for anything from my first year teaching to my first real heartbreak. I have discovered the importance of self-care! TY, L." <<<<A.M.

     

    "I found Lavelda Naylor by pure accident and without knowing who I was, she was able to work with me on the fee. She is firmly dedicated to the welfare of her clients; when my situation was dire, she went out of her way to assist me and never charged an additional dime for the extra help. I can't rate her 5 stars because that is too few. " <<<<H.G.

     

    "My work with LaVelda is the single best thing I do for myself (and for my relationships). Our work together is effort-full, productive, and thanks to it, I know now that growth is wonderfully possible. She is both inspired and inspiring & she's also compassionate and warm. I've seen her for four years now and am still in awe regularly at how fantastic she is at her work. I didn't know therapy could be like that! I'm beyond glad I found her & I recommend her every chance I get." <<<<M.J.P.

  • L O C A T I O N

     

    M E D I C A L . C E N T E R . A R E A

    The Key Counseling Services of SA

    4230 Gardendale Suite 502 SA, TX 78229

    Phone: (210) 460-0442 Fax: (210) 593-9714

    • T R E A T M E N T

      In case you were wondering, you have options.

      individual therapy 

      This modality focuses on the issues that a single client of any age brings to treatment: From chronic difficulties to challenging life events, even to just needing a listener - someone who doesn't judge and who can help generate new perspectives. Good candidates include just about anyone feeling stuck and unsatisfied with life, but examples are those struggling with a diagnosis, experiencing a life change, grief/loss, mood difficulties, etc.

       

       

      couples therapy

      This modality focuses on issues that occur between intimately connected persons. Issues range from poor communication to infidelity. Symptoms are identified within relationship characteristics, not an individual. Good candidates are couples who have more negative than positive interaction, trust issues, relationship stress or dissatisfaction, escalating conflict, poor communication, withdrawal from each other, separation talks, etc.

      family therapy

      This modality focuses on the issues within a family system - members of our primary support group. Issues in families range from parental concerns, to life cycle changes, to family conflict. Symptoms are identified within the context of the family and treatment focuses on addressing family functioning as a whole, instead of on a single person and that person's issues. Good candidates include families with a high degree of conflict, regular/repetitive stress, ongoing developmental or health issues, families experiencing change, divorce, struggling with diagnosis , etc.

      group therapy

      This modality focuses on a singular, common issue and works off of the relational dynamics between people. Coping and interpersonal functioning can be improved by participating in such a group; through the sharing of struggles and common goals, group members share ideas and develop a sense of cohesiveness, often realizing they are not alone, which creates feelings of universality and renewed connection to humanity.

       

      Apply here for Gifted Adult group.

       

      Go here for next Mom's Connect About Autism (MOCAA) group.

    • C L I E N T

      P O R T A L

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    • R E F E R R A L S

       

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      P U B L I C A T I O N S

       

      Naylor, Lavelda (2015). Sexpectations: Communicating About Expectations for Sex Partners in Relationships. Presented at The Sexology Institute, San Antonio, TX.

       

      Naylor, Lavelda, & Wilson, Amy (2013). Social Media Boundaries for Mental Health Professionals. Presented to Family Service Association, San Antonio, TX. http://laveldanaylor.wordpress.com/2013/02/18/social-media-use-as-a-mental-health-professional/

       

      Naylor, Lavelda, & Wilson, Amy (2013). Modern Parenting Perspectives for Mental Health Professionals. Presented to Family Service Association, San Antonio, TX.

       

      Pillow, D., Naylor, L., & Malone, G. (2012). Beliefs Regarding Stimulant Medication Effects Among College Students with a History of Past or Current Usage. Journal of Attention Disorder, DOI:10.1177/1087054712459755

       

      Naylor, L., Stanley, E., & Wicha, N. (2012). Cognitive and neural correlates of the bilingual Stroop effect: Evidence from behavior and event-related potentials.Frontiers in Cognition,3, 81. doi: 10.3389/fpsyg.2012.00081

       

      David R. Pillow, Glenn P. Malone, Lavelda Bradley (Naylor), & Cristina Cadena (2010). Beliefs Regarding Stimulant Medication Effects Predict Patterns of Use in college Students. Presented at the annual meeting of the Association for Psychological Science, Boston, MA.

       

      (Naylor) Bradley, L., Stanely, E., & Wicha, N. Y.Y. (2009). De Colores: An ERP study of cross-language interference using a bilingual color-Stroop task. Presented at the annual meeting of the Cognitive Neuroscience Society, San Francisco, CA.

      Bradley, L. & Pillow, D. (2009).

       

      Pillow, D. & (Naylor) Bradley, L. (2008). Predicting Stimulant Medication Use in College Students with AD/HD. Presented at the annual meeting of the Southwestern Psychological Association, San Antonio, TX.

       

      (Naylor) Bradley, L. & Pillow, D. (2008). Applying the Theory of Planned Behavior to ADHD Medication Endpoints. Poster presented at the Spring Research Conference of the College of Liberal and Fine Arts, the University of Texas at San Antonio, San Antonio, TX. Awarded 3rd Place research prize.

       

      (Naylor) Bradley, L. & Pillow, D. (2008). Investigating AD/HD Medication Endpoints. Slide presentation at the 22cd annual meeting of the National Conference on Undergraduate Research, Salisbury, MA.

       

       

       

    • >>> B L O G <<<

      Therapy Hacks

      You Are Welcome!

      NOTE: While these posts are meant to be tongue-in-cheek, and certainly not as a substitute for therapy, the information is often based on outcomes of client work across my years as a therapist. Each hack seems so obvious when it works, but it is in the application or uniqueness of our situation where we stumble and need support. So, don't worry if you can't get it done, give me a call and we will work through it together.

    • S O C I A L > M E D I A

      Social Media Policy: My web activity is focused around mental health and wellness. Any items I post that offend your sensibilities are not intended to do so; however, part of interacting in a public forum does include this risk. I generally accept all friend and follower requests. But likes, replies, private messages, comments on posts, blog responses, or treatment requests within social media sites from past and current clients will not be responded to. If you want to schedule an appointment please use email or phone. Thanks!

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