Dr. Quisenberry (or Dr. Q as his patients tend to call him) has been a practicing clinician in the Longview area since 2009 working with adults aged 18 and older. He received a Master’s and a Doctorate degree in Counseling Psychology from Texas A&M University in College Station, Texas. Dr. Q began his career working in community mental health, university counseling centers, and in Veteran’s Affairs hospitals before opening his practice. His practice specializes in:
- Anxiety Disorders (Including Panic)
- Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder
- Life Transitional Changes
- Anger Management
- Veteran's Concerns
- Sex Therapy
- Gender- and Cultural-Specific Issues
- Concerns Related to the LGBTQ Community
- Spiritual/Religious Concerns or Development
People seek therapy for a variety of reasons. Sometimes a hiccup in our lives leads us to look for someone to help share thoughts in a safe environment without judgment. Other times we might experience a major life transition, perhaps something so overwhelming it is difficult to imagine how we might ever cope or get back on our proverbial feet again. At its core, therapy is about exploring options and deciding which ones make the most sense for you. This becomes increasingly important the more trapped we feel, regardless of whether that comes from a job, relationship, anxiety, trauma, suicidal thoughts, or everyday life.
What to expect?
Although therapy is a safe place, it may not always feel comfortable. Part of Dr. Q’s responsibility is to say the things that other people in your life may have difficulty sharing. In all fairness to your friends and family, they may worry about the possibility of hurting your feelings or be concerned how you might feel if they were honest. It is Dr. Q’s philosophy to be kind but honest with his patients so that they have the ability to make the best decisions for themselves. As a collaborator to your personal goals, Dr. Q will encourage you to reflect not only on the things that initially brought you to therapy but also about what your long-term objectives are and how you will know when you have accomplished those goals.
In your first meeting with Dr. Q, he will ask about what has led you to seek therapy and then ask you to share a little about other parts of your past to help him understand how to best advocate for you. Patients who get the most out of therapy have a good idea of what they wish to discuss before they come into an appointment. That frequently requires doing work in-between sessions, although what that looks like can vary widely.
Approach to Therapy
Dr. Q primarily uses Cognitive-Behavioral, Interpersonal, Solution-Focused, and Existential theories to help his patients. If you have questions or wish to learn more about these theoretical approaches just ask Dr. Q – he is always happy to tell you more!
“Seeking help can feel scary. Therapy doesn’t have to be.”
~Dr. Clint Quisenberry, Licensed Psychologist