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.
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
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.
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- Stress, Anxiety
- Anger management
- Self esteem
- Bipolar disorder
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
LCSW #2500-C (Expires: 2020-06-30)
Trudy is a very understanding person. I tried therapy in person a few times before reaching out on BetterHelp and she has made the experience much easier for me.
She has given me some very sound advice and ways to look at my situation!
She is wonderful!
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.
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.
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.
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.