As a teenager, I lost my grandfather and had difficulty coping with my first time experiencing grief. I found therapy to be comforting and decided it was something I wanted to do. I enlisted in the Air Force after high school, but always had the idea of becoming a therapist in mind. The first college class I took while active duty was a psychology course and I continued pursuing my education. After seperating from the military, I was hired at a horse therapy program and enrolled in college full time.
I am loving video therapy! I used to love doing home sessions. I liked to visit with people and see them relaxed in their own environments. I think telehealth is a great format for people who are shy or reserved. Since it can be anxiety provoking for many people to come to the office. Increased access to video and teletherapy has been one silver lining of 2020. I love animals and am delighted by pet interuptions.!
I stay in contact with my supervisors and colleagues. When I am expereincing burnout, I reach out to my supervisors for support. If I am out of my comfort zone, I seek out other therapists for their expertise. I am also a part of several therapist community groups in order to stay up to date on tools and information.
Workplace issues are a common source of stress and can include interpersonal conflict, communication problems, gossip, harassment, discrimination, low motivation and job satisfaction, performance issues, and poor job fit.
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.
Positive and negative change can be difficult, including things like moving, breaking up, adjusting to parenthood, or changing careers. It’s normal to feel stressed, however, life transitions can inhibit people from living healthy lifestyles.
Veterans’ issues involve any issues associated with veterans and/or their family members (military families). Veterans oftentimes present with issues that are unique to the human experience. PTSD, suicide, and substance use prevalence are high with this population as a result of immense stress and trauma. Other issues may include adjustment to civilian life, re-integrating with family, medical care, mental health treatment, employment, and finances.
Coping skills are tools and techniques one can learn, practice, and use to handle difficult emotions, decrease stress, and establish or maintain a sense of internal order.
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.
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.
Self-esteem is the degree to which a person feels confident, valuable, and worthy of respect. Feeling low self-esteem can influence overall well-being and be linked to anxiety and/or depression.
Persisting health conditions causing significant barriers to daily functioning as well as discrepancies in how society responds to disabilities. Can impact people’s thoughts, feelings, and behaviors and lead to feelings of isolation, uncertainty, and helplessness.
Young Adults (18-24)
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT)
Family Systems Therapy
Solution-Focused Brief Therapy
Registered Play Therapist Supervisor
TX, LCSW, 52254
Masters in Social Work
I have counseled adults, couples, teens, children, and families in the San Antonio area since 2008. I enjoy helping people expereincing grief/loss, stress, and life changes. I was active duty military for 6 years. After serving in the U.S. Air Force, I obtained a BA in Psychology in 2005, and Masters in Social Work in 2008 from the University of Texas at San Antonio.
32496 Hwy 281 N, Bulverde, 78163, TX