Melanie Rabalais, MA, LPC

Licensed Professional Counselor
 

Isolation

 

Loneliness

 

Depression

 

Lack of genuine social connection

 

Alone or Lonely?

Loneliness, a complicated emotion that typically occurs when one’s needs for social contact are not met, may be described as a feeling of emptiness. A person may be lonely when alone, but the state of being alone does not create loneliness.

With loneliness a person may have the belief that one has no choice in the matter and their feelings will never change. When one’s social needs and desires go consistently unfulfilled, feelings of loneliness may become chronic and debilitating and lead to a decline in mental health.

Depression, anxiety, low self-esteem and substance dependency are found to be a common outcome of unaddressed loneliness. In our current social environment we can isolate each other with our dependency on technology.

Therapy is a way to challenge and modify any thought patterns or perceptions that are associated with or contribute to loneliness, such as a perceived lack of control over life or social situations. We can acknowledge that all humans need social contact and learn to show compassion for ourselves and others that struggle.

 
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Melanie Rabalais, MA, LPC

Psychotherapist

   In 2006, I graduated with my B.S. in Psychology at Loyola University New Orleans.  In 2011, I completed my M.A. in Professional Counseling at Texas State University. In July of 2018, I received my license as a LPC and I now practice in Austin, Texas.

   People that come to me find that I am kind and use my humor to create a calm and relaxed space. I encourage them to simply tell their story and I listen with empathy and concern. I make sure goals are set so we can identify successes that lead to completion of counseling. I often reference family systems theory because I believe we all learn patterns in our life based on interactions in our family. Using person-centered techniques and mindfulness give me the opportunity to work with people in life transitions, people with relationship issues, anxiety, and depression.

 
 

Contact Me

1015 Beecave Woods Drive Austin, Texas 78746

512.937.2832

melanie@myrtherapy.com

*Accepting new clients*

Office Location

1015 Beecave Woods Dr

 

Austin, TX 78746

Online Therapy Only

Monday: 2pm-7pm

Tuesday: 2pm-7pm

Wednesday: 2pm-7pm

Thursday: 2pm-6pm

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