About half of my clients come in knowing exactly what they are looking for and some just know they need help or that something is wrong. So to some degree we determine goals together. I work with people to help them understand how to put into words what they are looking for in reaching their mental health goals.
Therapy may change your life! It has the possibility of helping a person address painful issues that may be keeping them from truly experiencing a fulfilling and satisfying life. I have so many come in thinking therapy probably won't work but then completely change their minds even after one or two sessions.
One of the number one things people tell me is "you're easy to talk to". My laid back and non threatening personality seem to make it easier for clients to bring up difficulty without feeling pressured. I seem to get many people who have tried therapy before with bad experiences but have mentioned finally feeling listened to and comfortable opening up. I've noticed the more comfortable clients feel the easier it is for them to address difficulty issues.
Depression often causes people to feel sad, empty, or hopeless, and can cause a lack of interest in life. It can also affect a person's thinking patterns and physical health.
Anxiety can mean nervousness, worry, or self-doubt. Anxiety disorder is a mental health disorder that entails excessive, repeated bouts of worry, anxiety, and/or fear.
Familial relationships can be the source of stress and emotional pain, even in the healthiest of situations. Painful interactions can range from irritation to resentment and lead to feelings of guilt, disappointment, and anger.
Spirituality & religion based issues
Spirituality and religion, to a great extent, shape our moral principles, beliefs, and values. They have a role in shaping our behavior and in our relationships. Issues may include questioning one’s faith, loss of faith, struggling to find meaning, and living a life incongruent with one’s belief.
Issues within a marriage. Can include issues related to trust, intimacy, communication, infidelity, parenting, or conflict. Can also include discussion related to separation or divorce.
Designed to help people choose, change, or leave a career at any stage of life. Careers are often wrapped up in people’s perceived identity, therefore, any change can cause anxiety and/or depression.
Refers relationship issues with a partner or spouse. Can include issues related to relationship distress, relationship satisfaction, communication, intimacy, etc.
Grief is a reaction to an emotionally significant loss and often comes with symptoms of depression or anxiety. These symptoms can remain intense and last for a long time after a loss, making it difficult to move forward with a healthy lifestyle.
Adolescent mental health
Adolescent mental health focuses on adolescent-specific experiences including physical and cognitive development, social and environmental factors, sex, sexual identification and orientation, emotional processing, and substance use. Given the influence that parents/guardians have on adolescents, home life is a particularly important consideration.
Young Adults (18-24)
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
Family Systems Therapy
Pastoral & Faith Based Counseling
TX, LCSW, 67685
Master of Social Work, University of Texas at Arlington
I have worked in many settings helping children, youth, men, women, couples, and families for over 20 years. Before becoming a therapist I worked in a ministry setting for close to 15 years. The last 5 years have been specifically focused on helping individuals, families, and couples reach their life goals through mental health therapy. The focus of many of my sessions include understanding triggers to difficult emotions, finding healthy ways to cope with challenges, building self esteem, conflict resolution, learning to communicate more affectively, etc.
6100 Browning Dr., Fort Worth, 76180, TX