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Erica Rezakhani, MS, LPC

Licensed Professional Counselor

Self-awareness is the ability to take an honest look at your life without any attachment to it being right or wrong, good or bad. – Debbie Ford

Freud, Yalom, and Jung – just a few of the names my mom would often discuss with my sister and me during our elementary school years. She had a knack for connecting our behavior, observations of others, and family dynamics back to one of these figures. Let me tell you, the influence of nurture can be incredibly powerful. Her passion for psychology was infectious, and from a young age, I knew I wanted to pursue a career in this field.

I believe that a combination of my family’s influence and my role as the first-born/older sibling shaped me into becoming the “unofficial therapist” for all my friends throughout my adolescent years. To be honest, I still fulfill that role for my loved ones to this day. Through my own experiences and those around me, I have witnessed the profound impact of having a safe and trustworthy space to shed your outer mask and openly express your inner self. Removing my mask enabled me to understand the importance of setting boundaries. I used to prioritize the needs of others above my own, and while it made me feel good to help, it also led to anxiety and neglect of my responsibilities. This, in turn, caused disorganization, frustration, and self-disappointment. Over time, I’ve learned to establish healthy boundaries and refine my executive functioning skills, allowing me to function optimally both for myself and the people in my life.

Collaboration and connection lie at the heart of my approach as we navigate through your life stories and obstacles. Receiving support, validation, and compassion are essential components of one’s healing journey. I understand that it takes a great deal of courage to be present and show up for yourself, and I look forward to meeting you there.

My Background

I earned my undergraduate degree in Psychology from St. Edward’s University in Austin, Texas. After a few years of personal and professional growth, I pursued my Master’s of Science in Counseling at Southern Methodist University (SMU) in Dallas.

During my practicum and internship, I worked with adolescents, adults, and parent-child dynamics in both private practice and at Frisco ISD, offering counseling services to the Frisco community.

Following my graduate school journey, I transitioned to work as a high school counselor at a small private school in Dallas. Adolescents hold a special place in my heart. My time there provided invaluable insights into the unique challenges teenagers face as they navigate high school and the complex transition to adulthood. I am deeply passionate about supporting high school students in their career exploration and the college application process. Naturally, working with adolescents also involves working with their parents, a critical aspect of the puzzle.

"Erica Rezakhani was the most empathetic, trustworthy, respectful, passionate and caring school counselors I have ever had. She was an open-minded listener when it came to the needs of the students who were under her care. During college prep, she was so helpful and patient with my classmates and me. It really lessened the usual stress of deciding where and what we wanted to study. I felt much more confident throughout the process with her and am thriving in college now."

JD, Former client

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