I achieved my Masters degree in Transpersonal Counseling Psychology and in Art Therapy from Naropa University located
in Boulder, Colorado in 2005. Naropa University is  Buddhist-inspired, which emphasizes on professional and personal growth, intellectual development, and contemplative practice. Counseling takes into account the body, mind, and spirit.


I am a licensed professional counselor in the state of Texas 

(LPC # 62172) and I am a registered Art Therapist. Please click on the art therapy tab to read on the healing aspects of art therapy. I utilize art therapy with EMDR, which stands for Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing. I am trained in EMDR which is an integrative psychotherapy approach that has been extensively researched and proven effective for the treatment of trauma and life stressors. EMDR is a set of standardized protocols that incorporates elements from many different treatment approaches. To date, EMDR therapy has helped millions of people of all ages relieve many types of psychological stress (EMDRIA website, 2015). I have witnessed that by combining art therapy and EMDR clients have been able come to terms, find peace and integrate issues that were too emotionally charged to confront.


Before beginning my private practice, I gained clinical experience in a variety of settings, including working in a low income clinic, schools, community mental health rehabilitation center, and in a non-profit setting for over 8 years. I have primarily served children, adolescents, and families conducting counseling sessions in both English and in Spanish. I specialize
​in art ​therapy, trauma, depression, anxiety, anger, and behavior problems. I have a special place in my heart for foster children and to better serve this population, I accept Medicaid Insurance and private pay. If you are interested in a free 15 minute consultation or if I can answer any questions you may have, please visit the "contact me" tab to reach me.  

What is

Art Therapy?

 "You did then what you knew how to do, and when you knew better, you did better."Maya Angelou

What is 

EMDR?

There is a growing awareness of the important link between mind and body and the effectiveness of engaging . . . .



Art Therapy 

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 "You did then what you knew how to do, and when you knew better, you did better."Maya Angelou

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"Out of suffering have emerged the strongest souls..... 

YADI PUENTE, MA, LPC

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