I received my undergraduate degree from the University of North Texas with a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology with a minor in Criminal Justice in August 2003. I received a Master’s of Science in Counseling and Development in December 2012 from Texas Woman’s University. I am a Nationally Certified Counselor (NCC), and a Licensed Professional Counselor in Texas. I am also a member of the Texas Counseling Association.
My previous experience includes individual and group counseling with youth ages 10-17 in juvenile detention, group therapy with geriatric clients, and as the lead substance abuse counselor with adolescents and adults in an outpatient program. Over the last few years, my experience has included working as a therapist in a Family Preservation Program for juveniles on probation and as an Adolescent and Family Therapist at a local psychiatric hospital.
Obviously the majority of my experience is with the adolescent population, but I am educated and have some experience working with adults as well. Also, as an adoptee, I am able to empathize with adopted children, and assist their adoptive families with any concerns that come with adopting a child or raising an adopted child.
Areas of experience includes but is not limited to, issues with family communication, trauma, abuse, parenting, suicidal thoughts/attempts, self-harm, LGBTQ individuals, adoption, depression, anxiety, bullying, thoughts of worthlessness, hopelessness, helplessness, rejection and abandonment, and substance abuse/dependence.
As a professional counselor, I consider it my passion, my calling, and my duty to assist individuals and families in finding or regaining the tools necessary to function independently again. I believe that our behavior, emotions, and thoughts are all intertwined, but that we are largely guided by our perceptions of ourselves, others, and our society. My work integrates many different therapeutic styles and techniques depending on what fits best with the client and their situation. Some of these include Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Person-Centered Therapy, Humanistic Therapy, and Family Therapy.
It can be difficult to recognize how current stressors or past traumas can affect your daily life. I believe childhood experiences influence the way we approach and handle situations. Identifying how they show up is essential in moving forward to create a more fulfilling life. We will work together to heal your wounds and establish coping skills for challenging situations that arise. My approach is warm and relaxed, and I pride myself on meeting my clients where they are and gently encouraging them through their desired change.
- Stress, Anxiety
- Family conflicts
- Parenting issues
- Self esteem
Addictions , LGBT , Trauma and abuse , Anger management , Bipolar disorder , Abandonment , Attachment Issues , Blended Family Issues , Codependency , Communication Problems , Control Issues , Dissociation , Emptiness , Family Problems , Guilt and Shame , Isolation/Loneliness , Jealousy , Panic Disorder and Panic Attacks , Self-Harm , Self-Love , Social Anxiety and Phobia , Young Adult Issues Read more...
Attachment-Based Therapy, Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Internal Family Systems
LPC #70381 (Expires: 2023-09-30)
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She is the absolute best Responder and gives great advice.