My treatment approach is Eclectic with strength in Cognitive Behavior Therapy. Although my belief is that therapy should not be a cookie cutter approach; I do believe that every action begins with a feeling and a thought. My professional journey began in the oil and gas sector over 16 years ago. Along the way I realized that there was more, I wanted it, and I wanted to show others how they could also have it. I wanted to erase stigmas, overcome stereotypes, remove labels, and experience the best life that I was designed to live! What I discovered was paramount, because in my quest I realized that the â€œbest lifeâ€ is an inside job; the â€œbest lifeâ€ begins with the â€œbest selfâ€. By addressing â€œmatters of the heartâ€ I discovered that things could â€œBE WELLâ€; and now I am committed to journeying with others to help them discover what their â€œWellâ€ is and embrace the freedom that comes along with it. The reality is that often times we are simply not doing enough of the right thing to get to the desired results.
I graduated Magna Cum Laude with a Bachelorâ€™s degree in Business Management from LeTourneau University, and Highest Honors with a Masterâ€™s degree in Mental Health Counseling from Capella University. I am a Nationally Certified Counselor licensed in Texas and New Jersey. Because business was my first love; I spend time coaching and developing leaders across the country on visions and change. I currently sit on the planning committee for the National Alliance of Mental Illness (NAMI Mercer) and I am certified as a Grief Recovery Specialist through The Grief Recovery Institute. I utilize my therapeutic influence in non-profit, religious, and educational arenas. My clinical reach is broad ranging from treating those who are dual diagnosed, have attachment issues, professionals managing diagnoses in the workplace, managing grief, experiencing depressive symptoms, have experienced trauma (domestic violence including same-sex relationships), experiencing Schizo-effective symptoms; attempting to gain freedom from addiction, and experiencing general life crisis.
I believe that life is much like an orchestra; many instruments that make one sound. When one of those instruments is out of tune it affects the whole. Part of my role as a therapist is much like that of the conductor; I would appreciate the opportunity to journey with you to bring harmony to the whole.
- Stress, Anxiety
I also have experience in LGBT, Trauma and abuse, Eating disorders, Anger management, Self esteem, Bipolar disorder
LPC #71302 (Expires: 2020-10-31)
LPC #37PC00573400 (Expires: 2020-11-30)
It's early in the process but she is AWESOME and made me feel so much better about things I have going on. Talking to her made me feel like I was talking to a very, very wise friend.
Verily is kind and understanding. She patiently answered my questions and doubts about therapy exercises and their efficacy.