I was a professor of social work for 23 years, and I continue to supervise social workers toward their clinical licensure. I have guided at least 40 social workers in 3 states in this way, and so I am sometimes considered the "therapist's therapist." During my activities in teaching and supervision, I continued to provide therapy to clients with various concerns, so that I continually learned and became current in many approaches and techniques. I have taught, published, and presented at conferences a great deal in the areas of grief and bereavement as well as mental health in the health care field, especially that of veterinary professionals. I have also participated in and published about the impact and mental health concerns during and after natural disasters, including the current pandemic and several hurricanes. As a therapist, I am interested in the mental health of healthcare professionals of all stripes, as well as their significant others. I have worked in these environments, and I understand the stressors which lead to burnout, compassion fatigue, and breakdown in relationships.
So if you are looking for a mature therapist who can empathically respond to your unique situation, I would love to meet you.
Additional areas of focus: Addictions, Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Intimacy-related issues, Parenting issues, Self esteem, Career difficulties, Bipolar disorder, Coping with life changes, ADHD, Blended Family Issues, Caregiver Issues and Stress, Coping with Natural or Human-Caused Disaster, Divorce and Separation, First Responder Issues, Hospice and End of Life Counseling, Isolation / Loneliness, Life Purpose
Clinical approaches: Attachment-Based Therapy, Client-Centered Therapy, Existential Therapy, Gottman Method, Narrative Therapy, Psychodynamic Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy
TX LCSW 52300
Sandra is a great listener and knowledgeable to deal with a variety of issues, even when unrelated to one another. So far, a month in, I am comfortable enough to open up to her. Even though I self reflect a lot - She has been able to identify new aspects I could work on or look into, in order to better my mental state and life - which is great.
Written on Mar 01, 2023 after therapy with Sandra for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, and compassion fatigue
She is absolutely amazing. You can tell she truly cares, always responding and squeezing in last minute appointments if she can. She gives great advice while lending a sympathetic ear, and couldn’t feel more grateful to be paired up with her!
Written on May 09, 2022 after therapy with Sandra for 1 year and 3 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, grief, parenting issues, self esteem, career difficulties, and coping with life changes