Stained Glass Counseling seeks to provide individualized mental health and addiction counseling focused on removing shame from daily life and helping you live every piece of your story authentically.
People are like stained-glass windows. They sparkle and shine when the sun is out but when the darkness sets in their true beauty is revealed only if there is a light from within.
About Stained Glass Counseling, LLC
The heart of Stained Glass Counseling is to get to know the entire picture of who you are without judgment. So often in our world we try to present the picture of our stories based on what we want people to see or what we believe they want to see. However, what we show on the outside is not always what we feel on the inside. Stained Glass is an artform created long ago out of broken pieces of glass molded together to form a picture. This was used to helped those who were illiterate understand a story. Stained Glass Counseling’s goal is to hear all the broken pieces of your life and help you gain awareness of and confidence in the beautiful picture this creates.
Most people seek out counseling because their lives are not where they want them to be. They desire change and need support in reaching their goals. There is no shame in seeking out this support. Identifying that you want change and need help takes courage. When the darkness comes into our lives, the light that shines within us shows the true beauty of our story. Whatever brings you to counseling now (whether depression, anxiety, trauma, addiction, etc.), Stained Glass Counseling wants to know the real you and to help you restore joy in your story.
Philosophy of Counseling
Stained Glass Counseling draws its Philosophy from several theoretical orientations which speak to three main core values of treatment.
Your story is made of large and small experiences throughout your life and is unique to you. Our goal is to get to know the real you and to help you put these pieces together without judgement.
You are the expert on your life and you have the skills and tools you need for change. Our goal is to come along side of you and offer insights and observations throughout your change.
Change happens when we are aware that something needs to change. Throughout your experience at Stained Glass Counseling we strive to shine a light on areas that you may not see so you can decide what moves you want to make.
The following theoretical orientations provide Stained Glass Counseling’s framework of human functioning and how change can be facilitated in counseling.
A theoretical approach that believes people are most healthy when they feel encouraged and live out of feelings of adequacy and respect. This theory works towards increasing these feelings and challenging feelings of inferiority and inadequacy by focusing on behavior patterns and belief systems that were developed in childhood and into adulthood.
A collaborative and empowering approach to therapy that recognizes that each individual has their own story and also skills and expertise that can help guide change in our lives. This approach informs the belief that your identity is separate from the problems you are experiencing and you are the expert on your life!
A client-centered approach to therapy focusing on the present and looking at past situation through experiential exercises. The focus is on becoming more aware of how negative thought patterns and behaviors block true self-awareness and create unhappiness.
A treatment approach that focuses on the belief that the events in one’s life do not cause emotions but the beliefs we have cause our emotions. The goal of this treatment is to change irrational beliefs and reduce emotional pain.
About Brandi Solanki
Brandi is the owner of Stained Glass Counseling, LLC. She currently holds licenses including Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) and Licensed Addiction Counselor (LAC) and has been working in the mental health field for four years. She earned her BA in Psychology from Stephen F. Austin State University and her MA in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Denver Seminary. Brandi’s specialties lie in working with adults and adolescents in individual and group settings with mental health and substance abuse struggles.
She has lived in Colorado for six years and loves the opportunity for outdoor fun and amazing weather, especially after moving from Texas. She enjoys finding new restaurants in the Denver area with her husband, playing video and board games, assembling puzzles, and attending festivals.
As a counselor, Brandi is passionate about absorbing all aspects of people’s stories and walking alongside them as they put the pieces together to make something more beautiful than before, like stained glass. She helps her clients raise awareness of the impact of life experiences on their personhood and challenges underlying beliefs which lead to issues such as depression, anxiety, and addiction. Her hope is that her clients feel empowered to face life’s challenges and supported throughout their time in treatment.
ServicesIndividual Therapy for Adults and Adolescents
Cost of Therapy
1-hour counseling session
15-minute phone consultation
- This phone call is for you to meet me and me to gain and understanding of what you are experiencing so we can determine together if you would like to pursue treatment through Stained Glass Counseling.
90 minute Intake Assessment
Payment Methods Accepted
Payment is accepted through credit card, cash, check, or Health Savings Account (HSA). You may also pay online or sign up for credit card authorization for automatic charges here.
Stained Glass Counseling does not currently accept insurance but will complete courtesy billing to your insurance company or will provide you with a superbill for you to be reimbursed according to your out-of-network benefits.
TELEHEALTH/CORONAVIRUS TREATMENT PLAN
Stained Glass Counseling has transitioned all treatment services to telehealth video appointments due to the Coronavirus Pandemic and is able to see clients located in Texas and Colorado. She will continue in-person sessions by the end of May 2021 and will post updated safety protocols at this time.
Starting CounselingStarting therapy can be a stressful experience! Stained Glass Counseling strives to make it as easy as possible.
You can complete all scheduling online. Or if you prefer, you can schedule via phone at 254-307-5800, or send an email to email@example.com.
Once you have scheduled an appointment you will have created an online portal and should have received email confirmation with direction on completing paperwork. You can complete all paperwork electronically through this portal or print out a pdf version through the portal as well.
Get in touch
900 Austin Avenue, Ste #501
Waco, TX 76701
PO Box 154
Waco, TX 76703