My Approach to Helping
The approach I take in my counseling practice is that each person’s experience is unique, I focus on establishing a foundation of trust and rapport to make sure my clients feel seen and heard. From there, I incorporate a variety of tools and theoretical orientations to meet my clients where they are at and serve them in getting to their next chapter. Some of the approaches that I utilize include Cognitive Behavioral (CBT), Rational Emotive Behavioral Therapy (REBT), Narrative Therapy, and Motivational Interviewing. I believe that everyone is capable of creating the life they want and work with my clients to empower them to achieve their goals.
Some of my favorite activities include: spending time with my family, trying new recipes, running or hiking, planning vacations or small day trips to explore new places, and reading or watching science fiction stories.
More Info About My Practice
I earned my Master’s degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Texas A&M University – Central Texas, and my Bachelor’s degree in Psychology, with a minor in Biology. Throughout my graduate and undergraduate internships, I gained experience working with a variety of ages and populations, from adults with co-occurring substance use and mental health disorders in addiction treatment facilities, to adolescents and college students with mental illness and life transition concerns in university and community counseling centers. Additionally, I have over 10 years of experience working with programs designed to improve the training, resilience, and quality of life for military service members.
Specific Issue(s) I'm Skilled at Helping With
Including, but not limited to: Addiction, ADHD, Alcohol Abuse, Anger Management, Anxiety, Behavioral Issues, Bipolar Disorder, Body Image Issues, Career Counseling, Adolescent, Chronic Illness, Chronic Impulsivity, Chronic Pain, Chronic Relapse, Codependency, Coping Skills, Depression, Developmental Disabilities, Diet and Nutrition, Divorce, Drug Abuse, Dual-Diagnosis, Eating Disorders, Emotional Disturbance, Family Conflict, Gambling, Grief and Loss, Hoarding, Identity Development, Infertility, Infidelity, Internet Addiction, Learning Disabilities, Life Transitions, Mood Disorders, Relational Issues, Obesity, Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD), Oppositional Defiance, Parenting, Peer Relationships, Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), Pregnancy, Prenatal, Postpartum, Relationship Issues, School Issues, Self-Esteem, Self-Harming, Sexual Abuse, Sexual Addiction, Sleep or Insomnia, Sports Performance, Stress, Substance Abuse, Suicidal Ideation, Teen Violence, Trauma, Video Game Addiction, Weight Loss, and Women's Issues