My Approach to Helping
Treatment Approaches and Interests:
I help clients using Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) with a particular focus on Rational-Emotive Behavioral Therapy (REBT) techniques, but I borrow heavily from Family Systems, Mindfulness and Spiritual Counseling as requested, and other holistic approaches to wellness. I view clients as the masters of their own lives, and my role is to guide, educate, inform, support, and encourage them in that discovery. I am also currently exploring the role of happiness and resiliency through the relatively new field of Positive Psychology as it intersects Spiritual Psychology. I provide a safe, collaborative, and supportive environment where I can contribute to a person's well-being and perhaps, even a new way of looking at a situation with new eyes.
I enjoy spending time with family and friends, physical exercise, reading, doing meditation, and I have a side interest in applying counseling methods to help organizations of people function more smoothly and increase employee happiness.
More Info About My Practice
I earned bachelor’s degrees in marketing and political science from Stephen F. Austin State University. I earned Master’s degrees in Business Administration and Counseling from the University of Dallas and Texas A&M University respectively. At present, I am pursuing my PhD in the psychology of happiness.
I have provided mental health services as a licensed professional counselor (LPC) for more than 20 years. I offer care to people of all backgrounds and ages, including families, couples, adults, teenagers, and children. As an LPC-Supervisor for the past 10 years, I also supervise LPC-Interns who are seeking licensure.
My counseling style involves working closely with people in treatment and helping them develop effective skills they can use on their own. I work with people who have minor stressors as well as individuals with complex or severe mental health conditions.
Specific Issue(s) I'm Skilled at Helping With
ADHD, Academic Underachievement, Addiction, Adoption, Alcohol
Abuse, Anger Management, Anxiety, Asperger's Syndrome, Behavioral Issues, Borderline Personality, Career Counseling, Child or Adolescent, Chronic Impulsivity, Chronic Pain, Chronic Relapse, Codependency, Coping Skills, Depression, Developmental Disorders, Divorce, Domestic Abuse, Domestic Violence, Drug Abuse, Dual Diagnosis, Eating Disorders, Emotional Disturbance, Family Conflict, Gambling, Grief, Infertility, Infidelity, Intellectual Disability, Internet Addiction, Learning Disabilities, Life Coaching, Marital and Premarital, Men's Issues, Obesity, Obsessive-Compulsive (OCD), Oppositional Defiance, Parenting, Peer Relationships, Pregnancy, Prenatal, Postpartum, Racial Identity, Relationship Issues, Self Esteem, Self-Harming, Sex Therapy, Sexual Abuse, Sexual Addiction, Sleep or Insomnia, Spirituality, Sports Performance, Substance Abuse, Teen Violence, Transgender, Trauma and PTSD, Traumatic Brain Injury, Video Game Addiction, Women's Issues