I am a Licensed Professional Counselor and a Board Certified Counselor with the National Board of Certified Counselors. I am a Certified EMDRIA Consultant and Certified EMDR therapist specializing in the treatment of Grief/Loss, and Trauma recovery. I have extensive experience working with Veterans working to resolve trauma contributing to PTSD and Complex-PTSD. In addition, I have extensive experience in crisis stabilization. I am passionate in working with individuals who have experienced loss and assisting them in with grief management. I am certified in (EMDR) Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing, trained in (CPT) Cognitive Processing Therapy, Certified in (IPT) Interpersonal Therapy, and trained in Motivational Interviewing and Children's Play Therapy. I earned a Master of Science degree in Clinical Counseling from Bellevue University and have worked for the Local Mental Health Authority for four years before making a move to work in the Children and Adolescent Psychiatry Department for TTUHSC. While working at the Mental health Authority of El Paso I had the opportunity to work in the Crisis stabilization unit, and Veterans Clinic, the Central Outpatient services, and also for Court Services as a Forensic therapist. In addition I worked at EPBHS Psychiatric Hospital, . When working with clients I feel it is of utmost importance to maintain confidentiality and respect while assisting clients in the recovery process.
I believe myself to be a kind and caring therapist and do my best to maintain a professional environment for clients to to explore emotions and underlying discomfort while building a strong professional rapport and a strong therapeutic alliance. I invite you to participate in a journey of self-discovery, increased self-worth, while developing and fine-tuning mindfulness and inner peace. There is so much to be learned in this life, and it is a whole lot easier when the journey is not alone.
Additional areas of focus: Relationship issues, Trauma and abuse, Sleeping disorders, Parenting issues, Self esteem, Career difficulties, Bipolar disorder, Compassion fatigue, ADHD, Abandonment, Aging and Geriatric Issues, Attachment Issues, Blended Family Issues, Caregiver Issues and Stress, Chronic Pain Illness and Disability, Codependency, Communication Problems, Control Issues, Coping with Natural or Human-Caused Disaster, Divorce and Separation, Family of Origin Issues, Family Problems, First Responder Issues, Forgiveness, Guilt and Shame, Hospice and End of Life Counseling, Isolation / Loneliness, Jealousy, Life Purpose, Midlife Crisis, Military and Veterans Issues, Narcissism, Polyamory / Nonmonogamous Relationships, Post-traumatic Stress, Self-Love, Social Anxiety and Phobia, Women's Issues, Workplace Issues
Clinical approaches: Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Psychodynamic Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy
TX LPC 75686