The therapeutic journey we will embark on together is yours. Therefore, therapeutic goals are selected and designed by you, the client. In our first session, we will spend a great deal of time discussing what brings you to therapy and what you hope to achieve as a result of our time together.
I am especially passionate about working with clients from a Cognitive Behavioral and Strengths-Based perspective, particularly how one can use their personal resources, abilities, skills, knowledge, and potential to deal with life challenges, meet their needs and achieve their desired outcomes. My greatest reward as a therapist is the opportunity to witness the power of therapeutic partnership in uncovering the strengths and resources we all possess and using them to make impactful changes.
Most people believe that the therapist is the expert and typically drives the change process. In other words, many come to therapy believing that the therapist will fix them. However, what most do not realize about therapy is that you, as the client, are the expert of your life, experiences, feelings, and perspectives. This means that, ultimately, you drive change in your life. You already have the tools, skills, strengths, personal resources, and abilities you need to achieve the life you want. My role, as your therapist, will be to partner with you on this journey and support you in uncovering these gems to help you achieve your therapeutic goals.
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.
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.
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.
Child mental health
Children can be impacted by things like anxiety, depression, ADHD and more. However, they can be difficult to identify because kids aren’t always able to communicate effectively. Untreated, child mental health issues can have long-term effects.
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.
Race & Cultural Identity
Challenges around race and cultural identity vary enormously, including issues related to discrimination, racism, and intergenerational trauma.
It's normal to experience anger at times, but for some, it becomes so frequent, intense, or difficult to control that it negatively affects their life. Anger management is a structured therapeutic approach toward reducing one’s anger to a point where more appropriate coping and/or conflict management skills are used. Beliefs and thoughts leading toward anger outbursts are explored while healthy coping and interpersonal skills are put into practice.
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.
Young Adults (18-24)
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
Strength Based Therapy
Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)
Solution-Focused Brief Therapy
Youth Mental Health First Aid; Non-violent Crisis Intervention
TX, LCSW, 55931
Degree: Master of Social Work (MSW) Subject Area: Social Work School: Louisiana State University
I have approximately 14+ years working with children, adolescents, and families in a variety of settings, including schools and private practice. More specifically, I was a Special Education Counselor for almost 6 years which afforded me the opportunity to work with a diverse population of clients that came to counseling with needs ranging from mild to severe. I have experience with individual, group, and family counseling. Additionally, I am well versed in crisis intervention and counseling. Currently, I am broadening my skill set to working with couples and families through a graduate certification program. I am a life long learner and am constantly seeking out opportunities to stretch and grow myself as a professional.
9720 Broadway St, Pearland, 77584, TX