Hello, I am a licensed professional counselor licensed in the state of Texas. I have a Bachelors of Science in Chemistry that I earned at the University of Texas-Austin in 1992. I decided later in life to go back to school and become a counselor. By then, I had a husband and family, so I decided to attend an online program at Liberty University in Virginia. I graduated in December 2012, and began my internship working in an outpatient setting helping people with mental health disorders, including substance abuse, depression, anxiety, anger, domestic violence, and sexual abuse. I became fully licensed in October 2015, and continued working in that setting until February 2019, when I began working as an independent provider. I have experience with individuals of all ages, couples, and families; however, I am currently working with adults individually. My approach is person-centered and I use cognitive-behavioral therapy or eye movement desensitization and reprocessing (EMDR) to help clients.
I enjoy helping and look forward to helping you in your journey to being the best version of yourself.
Additional areas of focus: Relationship issues, Grief, Parenting issues, Anger management, Self esteem, Coping with life changes, Attachment Issues, Communication Problems, Family of Origin Issues, Forgiveness, Guilt and Shame, Panic Disorder and Panic Attacks, Post-traumatic Stress, Sexual Assault and Abuse, Social Anxiety and Phobia
Clinical approaches: Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy
TX LPC 70920
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