About Tricia

About Me

My Approach

I approach therapy from a developmental, behavioral, and relational perspective. Our emotions usually make sense within the context of adapting to our experiences. But maladaptations lead to dysfunctions in life and love. My aim is to help individuals and families not only understand your reactions, but to challenge unhelpful habits and then practice more functional responses to distress.

I utilize governing theories such as Object Relations and Attachment Theory, Behavioral Parent Training (BPT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Family Systems Therapy, Trauma Informed Counseling, and skills from Exposure and Response Prevention (ERP), Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), and Dialectal Behavior Therapy (DBT). I believe our self-protective responses are a result of our internalized responses to life experiences, and we can change through intentional exposure, new experiences, and repeated practice with more functional responses. I see therapy as a space of learning, preparation, and practice to understand and accept distress and anxiety and to challenge how you function anxiously around others in relationships through patterns like avoidance or control. I utilize therapy to practice shifting relational and internal patterns of thought and behavior which affect our natural emotional responses. I offer family therapy, parent training, couples counseling, play therapy, child counseling, adolescent teen therapy, and individual psychotherapy for adults with family wounds, past truama, depression, anxiety, bipolar, and life changes.

In addition to being formally trained in Family Therapies and Behavioral Parent Training, I am also a trained Neuro-Emotional Technique (NET) practitioner. NET is a mind-body technique that uses a methodology of finding and removing neurological imbalances related to unresolved stress patterns. I utilize this technique often when working with anxiety and trauma in individual sessions.

While I work with many individuals to process individual issues, I aim to engage everyone in relational sessions as well, to actively address the interactional and self-protective dynamics that arise when around the people in your life. I work with many relationship dynamics such as marriage, parent-child, siblings, friends, and more to improve the functional and relational skills of individuals and units.

Tricia Foster, Licenced Marriage and Family Therapist and National Certified Counselor

I am a 36-year-old family therapist who loves focusing on the family! I love this work and hope you will too! I earned my Masters of Science degree in Counseling from Southern Methodist University, with additional coursework and training specific to Marriage and Family Therapy and went on to focus on Behavioral Parent Training and breaking Family Cycles through trauma-informed therapy and relationship management. After gaining clinical experience in family therapy and parent training, I opened up my own private practice in 2022 to provide my unique services in these areas. I like to spend time with my family, animals, church, and hobbies such as reading, writing, singing karaoke, and attempting to keep plants alive. I personally believe the family is the most valuable social unit and essential to God’s plan for us. While we suffer pains and hurts within our families, we can also experience healing and increased understanding as we are intentional with ourselves and our relationships to build resilience and flexibility in our minds and bonds.