My Approach to Helping
If you are a person who finds themselves saying things like "I'll do it tomorrow", "I don't care", or "Screw it", then please keep reading. These are the kinds of statements that a lot of us make each day and they are statements that don't serve a good purpose. You end up being stuck and before you know it, you are saying "how did I end up in this place". Our comfort zones are not the best place to be hanging out. Comfort zones let us stay small, stuck and unhappy. Whether it is substance use, excessive internet gaming, anxiety, depression or academic underachievement, there is a solution. Is it going to be easy? No! It will require you to dig deeper than you probably ever have before. The real question should be "is it worth it?" I hope it is. I really pride myself on my authenticity and ability to connect with my clients on a level that is real and effective. With the use of evidence based approaches and interventions, I am confident that we can get you to the place in your life that you never thought was possible.
More Info About My Practice
For the last 9 years I have played a key role in the growth of Archway Academy, the biggest sober high school in the United States. For the last 3 years I have served as the Director of Archway Academy's expansion campus in the Spring/Woodlands area. In my time with Archway Academy I worked with adolescents and their families to not only get them through school, but to help them achieve continued success into college and adulthood.
I have experience working with adolescents and young adults experiencing addiction, ADHD, depression, anxiety, grief, behavioral issues, marital/couples problems, and academic/professional performance issues.
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How My Own Struggles Made Me a Better Therapist
There have been a lot of guiding factors that have led me to choose the field that I am currently in. As a teenager growing up in Houston, I fell into the trap of drug and alcohol abuse. It wasn't until I got help from a counselor that really connected with me, that I decided I wanted to change. When I was a student at the University of Houston, I struggled a lot with what I wanted to do with my career. I went through a lot of different trial and errors until I found my passion for helping others. Along the way I lost my brother to a terrible accident, and I made it my mission to make sure that I was there to help any family avoid the pain and suffering that my family went through.
All of my struggles didn't break me, and I thought it would be a waste to not share my experiences with those who might benefit from it. That is what led me to continue my education, receive me Master's Degree in Counseling, and work with the population that I connect with the most.