My Approach to Helping
I am a Licensed Mental Health Counselor (LMHC) and Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) in both Texas and Florida as well as an Air Force veteran with experience in deployments. I earned my Master of Science in Counseling and Psychology from Troy University, and am qualified to provide EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing) Therapy. I have worked in private practice and clinic settings helping individuals and families with issues related to depression, anxiety, life changes, PTSD, anger management, and improving relationships.
My counseling style is a combination of warm and empathetic, along with tactful honesty and accountability. I believe in mutual respect and compassion. I encourage my clients to be honest with me and if something is not working, to speak up and tell me. I believe in allowing my clients to take ownership of their therapy and gain skills in advocating for themselves and their loved ones. I also believe in understanding the human condition of imperfection and we all make mistakes. I use a combination of cognitive-behavioral, psycho-education, mindfulness, and humanistic treatment approaches. I understand that sometimes all a person needs is an attentive ear, but also quick and useful solutions to problematic symptoms or issues. I will create a balance within my counseling style based on your particular needs and preferences. I also enjoy adding an element of humor in my treatment when it is appropriate.
It takes a great amount of courage to ask for help. I look forward to helping you through your journey and learning more about yourself. My goal is to help empower you to improve what is working well for you and give you the tools to help change what is not working for you.