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 14 years now. I love what I do, and that is why I do it.
Walden University - Human Services Administration - Ph.D. Candidate, ABD - Currently on hiatus
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 the outpatient community mental health arena. I have served as an on-call therapist, group therapist, individual therapist, family therapist, and couples/marriage therapist. I have significant experience in 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)
I’m so thankful for Trudy. Her insight and and emphasis on mindfulness, acceptance, and accountability has been invaluable!
Trudy is a great listener. She is very responsive with advice and provides concrete steps to support growth (books, worksheets). She is straight forward, nonjudgmental, and encouraging. I look forward to continuing to work with Trudy.
Trudy is a great counselor. She always helps me no matter what the circumstance might be at that moment. Always a very calm person to listen to you and offer advice and coping skills.
I was not able to make time for therapy sessions, which was making life even more difficult, as I explained this to Trudy, she went well above and beyond to help me, well outside of her role as a therapist. Nw that my work schedule has eased up, the first thing I've done is jump back in & would have no other choice than Trudy!
Trudy has good at responding, direct and to the point. She’s been professional, helpful, and insightful. I’m thankful for the support she’s given.
Trudy is really caring and really engages with me. I am so grateful I gave this online service a try. I appreciate the convenience of communication with Trudy and the guidance she has to offer me.
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.
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.