Hello! I'm a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Texas and California. I earned my Master of Social Work degree, specializing in Clinical practice, from the University of Texas in 2011. I have worked in the medical field as well as in private practice, offering individual and group therapy. I have worked with people of varied ages - from 6 years old to 60 - and a number of different mental health issues. I believe my passion and experience give me the necessary resources to empower the individuals with whom I work and allow them the opportunity to reach their highest potential.
My treatment approach involves tailoring an individual's needs and goals with evidence-based treatments. However, I believe the most important aspect of counseling to be the relationship established between myself and my clients. Within the safety net that the therapeutic relationship provides, we can work together to explore the issues facing you, and learn how to best cope with these issues. It is my goal to help you become the best version of yourself, whatever that may look like to you.
I look forward to working with you!
- Stress, Anxiety
- Relationship issues
- Self esteem
I also have experience in LGBT, Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Grief, Intimacy-related issues, Parenting issues, Anger management, Career difficulties, Bipolar disorder
LCSW #55252 (Expires: 2019-05-31)
LCSW #81983 (Expires: 2019-05-31)
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