Mrs. Sandra Salazar is the founder of Forever Hope Counseling & Educational Services, LLC. She is a Nationally Certified and Licensed Professional Counselor specializing in counseling and coaching children, adolescents, parents and adults. She is also a Texas Certified School Counselor and Special Education Teacher and is licensed to train other counseling professionals and prepare educators to recognize and address mental health issues in the classroom.
She has received extensive specialized training in assessments and testing in areas of clinical diagnosis and treatment of: ADHD, Mood Disorders, Autism Spectrum Disorders, Oppositional Defiance Disorder, Bipolar Disorders, Anxiety, Depression and Selective Mutism as well as a variety of other conditions.
Mrs. Salazar counsels from a Christian perspective using natural methodologies such as: Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), Trauma-Based Approaches, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Mindfulness and a variety of other therapies that focus on developing a positive change. She enjoys developing and presenting seminars and professional workshops to hospitals, community leaders, churches, as well as, public, private and charter schools.
She implements a multidisciplinary approach by working collaboratively with the Forever Hope clinical team, general practitioners, psychiatrists, pediatricians, naturopath physicians, speech and occupational therapists and other related service providers in order to best serve our client's needs. She provides families & communities with the proper education and clinical assistance helping Forever Hope clients reach their highest potential despite any obstacles, labels or conditions.
Mrs. Salazar is a member of the following professional organizations: American Counseling Association (ID #6360306) with a divisional membership in Spiritual, Ethical and Religious Values in Counseling. She is also a member of the Dialectical Behavior Therapy National Certification and Accreditation Association (DBTNCAA).
She balances her professional and personal life by relaxing with her husband, children, granddaughter and her chocolate lab Lola. She enjoys traveling to new places, spending time with her family & friends, studying her Bible, weight training, attending football and baseball games, and practicing yoga!