My Approach to Helping
As a therapist, I believe in helping clients find and live their best life. Each person is on a journey and each journey is different. At times, our journey may be interrupted by distress and suffering. Distress and suffering can take many forms, in any form, they can lead us to living a compromised journey. Utilizing evidence based therapeutic tools, it is my goal to help each client return to living their best life. As a seasoned treatment provider, I know that each person is impacted differently by distress, anxiety, depression, OCD, etc and that working together we can identify the treatment tools that will help you get back to your life.
Since beginning as a therapist, I have focused on combining warmth and acceptance with directness. I have extensive experience working with anxiety disorders, including: OCD, Tourettic OCD, panic attacks, specific phobias (medical, needle, bugs), social anxiety, agoraphobia, generalized anxiety disorder (excessive anxiety or worry), and depression.
I earned a Master's degree in Clinical Psychology from the University of Houston at Clear Lake, completed a graduate internship at the UHCL on-campus clinic and the Houston OCD Program. I completed my licensing internship at the Houston OCD Program. My undergraduate studies were completed at the University of St. Thomas, where I graduated magna cum laude with a bachelor's in psychology.
Since graduation, I continued work at the Houston OCD Program as a Behavior Therapist. I worked with individuals and families as part of the intensive and residential treatment. On an outpatient basis, I worked with individuals, families, children, teens, and adults with OCD and various other anxiety disorders. As a professional, I have continued to pursue training by attending the International OCD Foundation's Behavior Therapy Training Institute (BTTI), in an effort to continue perfecting OCD treatment skills. Additionally, I have completed two levels of Acceptance and Commitment Therapy training, with a third to be completed in October 2017. I am a member of the IOCDF, ADAA, TCA, have served on the OCD Texas board as secretary, and am currently on the Board of Directors for OCD Texas as acting co-president.
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