Life Coach


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








    Use form to email me (best)

    laveldanaylor @ymail.com

    [mailing address]

    2186 Jackson Keller Rd, Ste 1054
    San Antonio, TX 78213
    Call 210.460.0442

  • S P E C I A L I T I E S

    Things I work with especially well.

    Mood Dysfunction 










    panic attacks

    intrusive thoughts


    couples conflict

    family conflict

    sexual desire



    divorce/ breakup

    intimacy issues


    trust building


    grief and loss


    couples therapy

    sexual identity

    queer culture

    coming out

    gender identity

    gender transition

    gender dyshporia

    gender roles




    Adult Giftedness








    chronic boredom

    sensitivity (HSP)


    therapy for therapist


    Life Coaching 

    self actualization

    overcome failure

    build confidence


    problem solving

    career planning

    goodness of fit

    setting goals

    staying on course

    maintain success

    private practice

  • A V A I L A B I L I T Y

    I offer a wide range of options, including evening and remote sessions and work M-F 12-8 (if you have a special scheduling need, please contact me to see if I can accommodate you).



    By appointment only. Please contact me so I can work with you to find a good time to meet up.

  • C O S T S




    If you are unable to pay the full session fee, you may qualify to pay a reduced rate between $70-$100 per hour (first session is $100). Special rates available for graduate students studying mental health work and mental health professionals ($50 with documentation), as well as Open Path members ($60 with membership number). 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 $200/hour, rush documentation of less than one week are an additional 35% of total invoice. Written consent is required for release of information. Contact me for more details.


  • 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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    • fill out paperwork 
    • journal 
    • message me
    • manage billing



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


    Naylor, Lavelda (2018) Adult GT Adults Issues and Interventions. Presented at monthly meeting of Texas Association of Marriage and Family Therapy. (See presentation here)


    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.




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    NOTE: While these posts are not a substitute for therapy and contain some humor, the information is often based on research articles, books, and 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, if this happens, give me a call and we can work through it together.

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