Hi! My name is Hayley Quinonez. I am a licensed professional counselor in Texas with over 4 years of experience working in the counseling field. I have a strong Christian faith and my relationship with Lord comes first in my life. I have been a member at my church for 7 years and I am part of a community group. I have served in different ministries and love to help others in any way needed. I have experience in working with clients involving a wide range of concerns including depression, anxiety, substance abuse issues, trauma, PTSD and self-esteem issues. I also worked with people with borderline tendencies and bipolar disorder.
"Courage is contagious. Every time we choose courage, we make everyone around us a little better and the world a little braver." - Brene Brown
I truly believe that the healthiest people seek counseling. I also believe that it takes great courage and vulnerability to open up and share with another individual. I provide a safe, inviting, and comfortable atmosphere to be able to do just that. I am compassionate, empathetic, accepting and am here to support and empower my clients. Sometimes we need someone to walk alongside us to guide and encourage us through different seasons we find ourselves in. I use a variety of counseling techniques and approaches based on my clients individual and unique needs. Some of those techniques include Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, Client-Centered Therapy, Solution-Focused Brief Therapy, and Narrative Therapy. I will incorporate Christian views and bring in bible verses on various topics as well as use the techniques that I mentioned that have been proven to help. 2 Timothy 3:16-17 ESV, "All Scripture is breathed out by God and profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, and for training in righteousness, that the man of God may be competent, equipped for every good work." I will pray with you as we let the Lord lead in our conversations and I will seek guidance and direction through Him as I work to help you! Isaiah 9:6, "For to us a child is born, to us a son is given, and the government will be on his shoulders. And he will be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace." My relationship with my clients have a foundation of respect and acceptance. I feel honored to have this job and look forward to getting to know you and walk through life's ups and downs with you! I truly believe the Lord has brought us together and I can't wait to see what He does in your life through counseling. Charles Spurgeon said, “It would be a very sharp and trying experience to me to think that I have an affliction which God never sent me, that the bitter cup was never filled by his hand, that my trials were never measured out by him, nor sent to me by his arrangement of their weight and quantity.” I know He is ultimately in control and has an amazing plan for you. He is going to use all the hard times to create meaning and beauty.
To quote John Piper, "Not only is all your affliction momentary, not only is all your affliction light in comparison to eternity and the glory there, but all of it is totally meaningful... every millisecond of your pain — from fallen nature or fallen man — every millisecond of your misery in the path of obedience is producing a peculiar glory you will get because of that suffering. 'Our light, momentary affliction is doing something. It’s not meaningless.' That’s a very controversial statement — and I believe it. So if anybody says to me that a believer’s suffering was meaningless, I’ll be quiet probably because they’re hurting really bad right now. I’m going to wait and see when the right time is, but I’m going to come back eventually and say, 'It wasn’t meaningless.' I don’t care if it was cancer or criticism. I don’t care if it was slander or sickness — it wasn’t meaningless because 2 Corinthians 4:17 says that my light, momentary, lifelong, total affliction is doing something. It’s doing something. It’s not meaningless.
Of course you can’t see what it’s doing. This is the main unseen thing 2 Corinthians 4:18 is talking about, I think. What’s the unseen you’re supposed to look at? You’re supposed to look at the promise of God in verse 17 that says your pain is doing something for you. You can’t see it. You can’t feel it. Either you see it with the eyes of faith and believe it because the text says it, or you lose heart."
I pray in advance that you would never lose heart. As long as we are breathing, we have hope! Hope in God. Hope that won’t go unnoticed. He hears you and knows your heart. I look forward to hearing more from you and getting to know you better.
- Stress, Anxiety
- Self esteem
I also have experience in Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Anger management, Bipolar disorder
LPC #75115 (Expires: 2021-06-30)
When I started counseling it was hard for me to acknowledge and understand my emotions and thoughts. I had a tendency to let my thoughts overwhelm me and affect my emotions and actions, as well as my relationships. Through counseling, I have come to a better understanding of myself. Ms. Quinonez has helped me learn how to acknowledge the emotions that were hurting me and how to process in a healthy way. I am happier and my husband is happier. I couldn't have gotten to where I am today without Faithful Counseling and Ms. Quinonez.
I have gone through some tough struggles, but working through them with my counselor has helped me get a deeper understanding of these struggles and myself and to work it out. It has mad me more confident.