Featuring Dr. Amy Acosta, Ph.D., Licensed Psychologist
Oct 2, 2019, 5.45 pm
5:45-6:00 pm – Appetizers and mingling
6:00-6:15 pm – PTA General Meeting
6:15-7:00 pm – Dr. Acosta’s Presentation
7:00-7:30 pm – Q&A with Dr. Acosta
Back by popular demand! Dr. Acosta’s presentation for the PTA’s Social/Emotional Well-Being Event in spring 2019 provided informative, applicable, and encouraging information for parents of G/T children. We are thrilled to have her back! Dr. Acosta will review the concepts previously discussed, including supporting children experiencing anxiety and stress, as well as discuss parental pressures to get it all “just right.”
Specific topics will include:
- Giving our children the “right” emotional support or tools they need, especially when we aren’t sure what they are feeling
- When to hold them accountable
- How to talk to them about their changing thoughts and feelings
- Fostering self-care for ourselves and supporting each other in the Bendwood parent community
About Dr. Acosta
Dr. Acosta is a Licensed Psychologist who has been serving adolescents, adults, and families in the greater Houston area for over 15 years. She received her Ph.D. and Masters in Counseling Psychology from the University of Houston and her Bachelors degree from Southern Methodist University.
Dr. Acosta has worked and trained in Adolescent Medicine at Texas Childrens Hospital/Baylor College of Medicine. She also served as the Middle School Psychologist at The Kinkaid School, and trained at Texas
A&M Student Counseling Service.
Dr. Acosta’s Specialties include: Eating Disorders, body Image concerns, anxiety, depression, changes in mood/adjustment, identity and gender development, transition to adulthood, bullying/social cruelty, parenting support/family concerns.
Dr. Acosta is a co-founder of West Houston Counseling and Psychology (WHCP), is a counseling practice situated in the Memorial area of West Houston near the Energy Corridor. Co-owners Nickie Haine, LCSW-S and Amy Acosta, Ph.D. offer individual, group and family therapy, workshops, consultation, and talks.
The mission of West Houston Counseling and Psychology (WHCP) is twofold: First, we provide an open therapeutic space, caring for the needs of clients who may be experiencing anxiety, life changes, sadness, or struggle. We help our clients find the direction, empowerment, and awareness they seek. Second, we promote wellness within our local community that has a positive, healing impact on its members through talks, workshops, groups, and shared knowledge.
For more info about Dr. Acosta or WHCP, visit: amyacosta.com or westhoustonpsych.com.