Great rapport helps build trust which helps my client open up to me so that we can dive into whatever problems they may be facing. It is essential in helping my clients which their goals. I always try to be relatable to my clients. Although this is professional relationship, I talk with my clients like I would my friends who were asking for advice. Clients can relate more to a therapist who is open and transparent. So I share stories, there may be moments where we laugh or even cry together. I want my clients to know that I am here for them and understand what they are going through.
Building good rapport is the key component of the therapeutic relationship. When a client feels like they can be open, transparent and vulnerable with you the real work can begin in therapy. I pride myself on meeting my clients where they are and developing their skills.
I think its in my blood. I always knew I wanted to help others. When I was younger, I would go around and help make sure all the kids in class were happy and it put a smile on my face when I would make them feel better. As I got older, I noticed how everyone would come to me for advice and that I had no problem interacting with strangers and making conversations. This all translated into me becoming a therapist. I was always fascinated by human behavior and wanted to be the one that helped others feel better and grow.
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.
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.
Involves physical, sexual, or emotional abuse within the context of a family or relationship. Can happen to any gender, age, ethnicity, etc. and is often related to power dynamics and an abuse of power.
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.
Distress stems from a subjective perception of something being unwanted, undesirable, or detrimental to your wellbeing. Excessive stress significantly impairs mental and physical health and is associated with many diseases and conditions.
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.
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.
Refers relationship issues with a partner or spouse. Can include issues related to relationship distress, relationship satisfaction, communication, intimacy, etc.
College & graduate student issues
Issues arising from being in a new environment or away from home for the first time. College-aged kids have the highest rates of mental illness, suffering things like stress, anxiety, depression, learning disabilities, and substance abuse.
Source of communication challenges in circumstances and relationships that can have a negative impact on mental health. Misunderstandings and misinterpretations often lead to arguments in personal, platonic, or professional relationships.
Young Adults (18-24)
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
Strength Based Therapy
Family Systems Therapy
Marriage and Family Therapy
Solution-Focused Brief Therapy
Trauma informed CBT
Solution Focused Therapy
TX, LMFT, 202860
Masters of Science, Family Therapy, Texas Women's University
Bachelors of Science, Psychology, Prairie View A&M University
I have been practicing for over 5 years. My expertise is anxiety, life transitions, trauma, domestic violence, depression, and self esteem. I work with individuals, families, and couples.
14175 Dallas Pkwy., Apt 1544, Farmers Branch, 75254, TX