My Approach to Helping
Therapy can be a healthy place of change, to focus on yourself, who you are, and what you want. It can be challenging, but also fun at times. You're worth the investment in yourself.
Therapy is all about you. Its uniquely yours so you can find your voice, talk about what you want to talk about, and be really heard. Therapists are there to listen to you and you're always welcome to let them know what kind of feedback you would like. Nothing to be nervous about. If you feel like you don't know where to start we can help with that too. Communication goes both ways.
You don't just have to be part of a couple to work on communication. Communication can be how you interact with the world, talk to yourself, and interpret information from others. In all cases good communication will help get to where you want to be and understand where you are at. It encourages intimacy, defines self talk, and managers conflict resolution. Starting a healthy conversation is therapeutic in itself.
A common way that I would encourage you look at things involves these questions. What did I seehear? What meanings did I make of that? How does that make me feel? How does that effect my future behavior? Therapy is many things and this is just a small example that you can use for yourself.
I immigrated from Australia to attend the University of Southern California on athletic scholarship and received a Bachelors degree in psychology including, sports psychology, linguistics (communication) and sociology.
I’m a licensed marriage and Family therapist associate in the state of Texas. I work with individuals, couples and families.
I love what I do. I love to meet people and hear their personal stories. I think that a good connection is one of the most important things for a good outcome for you and I want to give you best opportunity for that.
I have experience with anxiety, depression, bipolar disorder and difficult personalities.
In addition, I work with athletes, and parents when appropriate, to enhance their mental wellbeing and sporting performance.
I love communication and it’s one of my primary strategies in working with clients to improve their relationships, how they interact with the world, and talk to, and about themselves. I think self esteem and self worth play a key role in The enjoyment of life, and that a touch of humor has healing qualities.