Guiding You Through Your Struggles
At Argus Counseling and Guidance located in Garden Ridge, TX, I specialize in veteran trauma counseling, first responder trauma counseling, and civilian trauma counseling. I am available to assist both military and civilians who have suffered painful experiences that have impacted their daily functioning. When you choose to work with me, I will guide you on how to deal with a number of challenges such as but not limited to:
- Anxiety and Depression
- Panic Attacks
- Grief and Loss
- Guilt and Shame
- Poor Self-Worth, Compassion and Esteem
- Impulsive/Compulsive Behaviors
- Childhood Family Violence/Abuse
- Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
- Moral Injury
- Sexual Assault/Sexual Health
- Gambling/Internet Addictions/Substance Abuse
- Survivor's Guilt
My goal is to eliminate the negative effects and ineffective functioning caused by trauma.
About My Company
The name “Argus” means “bright eyed and all knowing; a watchful protector.” This was the name of my first dog (he was 90-pound German Shepherd.) All service dogs are welcome in my office.
Meet the Owner
I am Alisa A. Brzek and I served in the United States Air Force for 22 years. During my time in the Air Force, I was a First Sergeant for Security Forces and Aircraft Maintenance and I gained a deep understanding of the struggles of veterans and their families.
After retiring from the USAF I began working with active duty members in an inpatient mental health facility, I heard war stories and the personal traumas that so many military members have gone through. These brave Americans have been suffering in silence with many of them experiencing intense guilt and shame.
I made it a point not to let my brothers and sisters suffer alone. I deemed it necessary to help our country’s veterans and first responders bear their burdens and set them on the path to healing. After spending time with veterans and first responders my ideal client expanded to those that have experienced trauma and personal tragedy.
Why Undergo Counseling
Many of us think of counseling as a luxury, but when we continue to feel anxious, angry, sad, and just generally out of control, we can see counseling for what it could be…life changing. I caution you not to compare your trauma to another person's trauma. Comparison keeps people from seeking help.
If you are struggling with various issues today, then please consider calling or emailing me. I will walk with you as you embark on a journey of self-discovery. It may not be easy at first. However, I will help you understand your history, feelings, and present stressors that keep you from living the life you want. I am EMDR certified and use EMDR to treat a wide variety of mental health concerns.