Meet Dr. Drema Dial
A Licensed Psychologist & Life Coach in Austin TX
I’m Dr. Drema Dial, a licensed psychologist and life designer. I help you design the life you have always dreamed of.
I earned my doctoral degree in Counseling Psychology from the University of Texas at Austin. My professional associations include Texas Psychological Association, International Red Cross, Equality Texas, and the Human Rights Campaign. I have also served on the Board of Trustees for the Texas Psychological Association as well as on the board for the Wright House Wellness Center.
I work with overachievers who want to make something out of life. You’re ready to have a career that lights you up, love that fulfils you, and a voice that’s all your own. The only problem is that the constant to-dos have worn you down. You’re so busy doing for others that you no longer recognize yourself. From the outside? It looks like you have it all. From the inside? It feels tired and dead.
Past clients have created location independent careers, service to others, and owning their desires with actions such as these:
- Started a philanthropic foundation to help children
- Left a good job to start his own business
- Took a painting class in Italy for the joy of painting
- Began studying voice at the MET just for the fun of it
- Left a job, took a trip to Africa and worked in orphanages
These are just a few of the things that are possible when you acknowledge that you feel trapped, stuck, and guilty about a longing for more in your life.
Why Me/Where It All Began
After a successful career in fashion, I left to pursue a Ph.D. in Counseling Psychology because I needed more than the latest arrivals and labels. Don’t get me wrong, I love fashion and I even love retail therapy. But let’s face it, buying amazing clothes only makes you feel good the first time or two you wear them.
What if you could feel amazing in that little black dress even if it was for last season because you knew that it wasn’t the dress that made you amazing? In the fashion industry, I saw the same wonderful people coming in week after week searching for more, thinking that the answer was in a dress, or a pair of Jimmy Choos.
They needed more. When I got honest with myself, I needed more too. YOU need more to create a life that is so full of passion and excitement that you love waking up.
So, with two kids under the age of 4, I left the industry that I loved and began the seven year process of obtaining my doctorate in Counseling Psychology.
I’ve been where you are!
I could no longer silence my desire to help people like you create real, lasting change. I had all the reasons in the world not to do this. Everyday was a battle between what I told myself and what others were saying:
- I was a single mom.
- School cost lots of money.
- How can you do this with two kids?
- Who told you that you were that smart, anyway?
- You’re being selfish because you’re putting yourself first.
- Why can’t you be satisfied with what you have?
You see, I understand all the thoughts that keep you feeling stuck. I’ve heard them all and likely believed them all myself. But here is the one thing you need to answer for yourself: You only get one life, why would you waste it doing something you don’t love?
You’re ready to talk to someone who gets “it” with no judgement and lots of compassion. You may have amazing friends or family but you want to talk to someone who can help you make sense of all the back and forth that is going on in your head about what your life can be.
Now look at where I’m at!
Today, I work with men and women all over the world to help them take the exact steps to creating a life they love to live. I’ve expanded from my brick-and-mortar therapy practice to reach more people worldwide. And as you read this? I’m likely sitting in a cafe in the south of France enjoying every minute of life. You can do the same thing.
You don’t have to start an orphanage in Africa or move to the south of France. You just need to do what YOU want to do and if you’re unsure of what that is, at least take the steps to figure it out.
You only live once, no one wishes they had stayed at a job that they hated even longer. No one wishes they had just been normal. It’s your life. What will you do with it? Take step towards creating a life you love to live and schedule a Simple Solutions Session. It’s 15 minutes where we look at taking you from average to amazing. No, it won’t happen overnight but it will show you it can be done. And it’s FREE.
Because when you’re whole like that, love and success can’t help but find you.