About Me

Welcome, my name is Trudy. I am a Licensed Certified Social Worker (LCSW), and I have been a counselor/therapist in the field of substance abuse and mental health (SAMH) for over 12 years now. I love what I do, and that is why I do it.
Education:
Walden University - Human Services Administration - PhD Candidate, ABD - Current
Walden University - Human Services Administration - Graduate Certificate - 2014
University of Arkansas-Little Rock - Social Work - MSW - 2007
University of Arkansas-Pine Bluff - Social Work - BSW - 2005

Experience:
I have worked primarily in the outpatient setting, with individuals with a variety of mental health and stress related issues since 2005. My journey working in mental health began with a co-ed inpatient substance abuse treatment facility where I taught relaxation techniques, anger management, stress reduction, and coping strategies. From there, I evolved into working outpatient community mental health. I have served as an on-call therapist, group therapist, individual therapist, family therapist, and couples/marriage therapist. I have significant experience with dealing with self-harm and alternative coping strategies as well.
While I have worked with all diagnoses, I have a passion for stress reduction, relaxation, anger management, depression, anxiety, and grief counseling. I lean toward Cognitive Behavior Therapy(CBT), Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (MBCBT), and Rational Emotive Behavior Therapy (REBT), but I also have experience with Dialectic Behavior Therapy (DBT) and Neuro Linguistic Programming (NLP). I also teach meditation techniques and mindfulness practices. I am also a certified Reiki Master.
You have now entered a space that is safe and built for you to improve your life! Welcome!


Specialties

  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Anger management
  • Self esteem
  • Bipolar disorder
  • Depression

I also have experience in Addictions, LGBT, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Grief, Intimacy-related issues, Sleeping disorders, Parenting issues, Career difficulties, Coping with life changes, Coaching, Compassion fatigue, ADHD

Years of Experience: 13

Services Offered


  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video

Licensing

LCSW #2500-C (Expires: 2020-06-30)


Reviews

Written by A.L. on Dec 03, 2018 after counseling with Trudy for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, grief, and self esteem

She has given me some very sound advice and ways to look at my situation!

Written by P.R. on Oct 29, 2018 after counseling with Trudy for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, and anger management

She is wonderful!

Written by A.L. on Oct 25, 2018 after counseling with Trudy for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, sleeping disorders, parenting issues, and self esteem

Trudy is funny, kind, and encouraging. She is such a great listener. My very first counseling session was the best counseling experience I have ever had, and I've been going to counseling off and on for the past six years. I look forward to my time with her. She is truly helpful in my mental health journey.

Written by E.M. on Oct 20, 2018 after counseling with Trudy for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, grief, sleeping disorders, and bipolar disorder

She is amazing. She understands me like no one else ever has. Tells things like it is and can help you though anything with an open mind.

Written by P.L. on Oct 19, 2018 after counseling with Trudy for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, grief, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, and career difficulties

I appreciate Trudy's professional demeanor and her warm welcome that she offers. I feel 100 percent comfortable talking to her and feel that she does not judge. I've been to a counselor before and feel that she tells me like it is even if I may not want to hear it, which is exactly what I need.

Written by A.N. on Oct 02, 2018 after counseling with Trudy for 2 weeks

Trudy is a very nice, and very supportive. She tells it like it is, isn’t one to sugar coat things. She’s respectful of her clients, and keeps in touch to make sure you’re doing okay. I wouldn’t want another therapist, she’s excellent.