My Approach to Helping
I was pondering recently on the snow event that blanketed the south including North Texas where I practice. The loss of life, homes, and the related damage from those forces. Loss can be devastating. Losing a beloved pet, a career that didn’t materialize as we anticipated, or possibly being affected by extreme weather events, all can be associated with loss as our perception of our worldview is altered significantly. In these moments it is key to take inventory of what we have, what we can control, and plot a path forward.
I empathize with loss, both personally and professionally. I know how difficult it can be moving forward into the unknown after portions of ourselves are shattered. Think, if at this moment you did nothing else what would change? What are the things that I can control in the present, right now? Asking ourselves ‘present’ oriented questions realigns our perspective that the past is unchangeable and that our future self is dependent upon the actions we take today.
I received a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and a subsequent Master of Arts in Professional Counseling. I completed my internship at Granbury Youth Services that employs a behavioral re-structuring model for at-risk youth in an academic environment. I am a board-Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) in my home state of Texas, and I embrace the philosophies of Positive Psychology, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), and Eclectic Therapy approaches.
I desire to see you accomplish your goals at the fulfillment of our sessions together. We choose our paths moving forward. What will your future self want from you today? Capture clarity of thought. Reclaim focus. Seek balance.