I believe developing therapy goals should be a collaboration between the client and myself. My job is to help the client identify the problems. Then we set SMART goals: Specific Measurable Attainable Relevant Time-Based goals. Setting goals is the roadmap to help the client know how to get from point A to point B.
You don't have to shoulder it all by yourself. Counseling is a safe place you can drop your worries, concerns, and problems. It's a place to develop better coping mechanisms for living life.
The key is that it be an emotional bond of trust, caring, and respect.
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.
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.
Regular involvement with a substance or activity in a compulsive, hard to control way that often has harmful consequences. Often refers to substance use, but can include compulsive behaviors such as sex, gambling, or shopping.
Characterized by alternating symptoms of depression and mania. During more extreme episodes, depression may lead to the point of suicidal ideation and attempts while extreme bouts of mania are marked by impulsive behavior, lack of sleep, elevated esteem, and even psychosis.
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.
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.
Social anxiety or social phobia is fear of social situations or a fear of interacting with people other than close friends and family. Social anxiety can be persistent, intense, and debilitating, greatly affecting daily life.
ADHD (Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder) causes a hard time focusing attention and controlling restless or impulsive behavior. People with ADHD might have emotional outbursts, be forgetful, and/or find it difficult to stay organized.
All Savers Insurance
Harvard Pilgrim Healthcare
Oxford Health Plans
United Medical Resources
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
National Board Certified Counselor
TX, LPC, 61549
Masters of Education - Counseling
Bachelors of Science - Human Development and Family Studies
I am a Licensed Professional Counselor- Supervisor with 25 years of experience in the counseling field. I received my bachelors and masters degree from Texas Tech University, and I have worked in treatment centers for addiction and sober living settings. I have worked with people with a number of co-occurring disorders such as Anxiety Disorder, Bipolar Disorder, Borderline Personality Disorder, and Depressive Disorder- not to mention Grief issues and Trauma issues. So, I feel confident in helping people of all ages and from all walks of life treat their mental health disorders.
5717 - 66th St. Ste. #125, Lubbock, 79424, TX