Forming genuine, meaningful connections is about the most important thing we do in life. Maslow's Hierarchy of Needs is a little upside down, people die from isolation and research shows that.
My primary methodology is as an eclectic Rogerian meaning in the first session I will listen, ask questions, and listen again. When we meet for the second session I will let you know which approaches are shown to be most effective according to research, what pieces I believe will be the most effective, and then we will put your recovery path together as a team.
Being people can be kind of fun and weird, I like to share that. I work from the lens of positive psychology. Yes, you have concerns, problems, and challenges. You also have strengths and have survived all of your worst days. In both my personal and professional life I love seeing the passions people carry or develop within themselves, it is awe inspiring.
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.
Refers relationship issues with a partner or spouse. Can include issues related to relationship distress, relationship satisfaction, communication, intimacy, etc.
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.
Men’s health is regarded as the holistic being and experience of being male. This extends beyond consideration for illness and other complex conditions but to general considerations of physical, cognitive, social, emotional, and spiritual well-being. Issues may include socialized gender role, male reproductive issues, fatherhood, employment, divorce, substance use, et cetera.
Substance abuse is the intentional misuse of a substances (e.g., alcohol, prescription drugs, OTC medications, recreational and street drugs, household chemicals). This may include binge drinking or taking twice the prescribed dose of painkillers. For substances considered illegal and/or extremely detrimental to well-being, using even once may be considered substance abuse. Because of the addiction potential for many substances, abuse oftentimes leads to addiction.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Divorce & separation
Separation and divorce can trigger a range of mental health challenges, even when the split is mutually agreed upon. Prolonged challenges can lead to stress, anxiety, depression and more.
Young Adults (18-24)
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)
The Gottman Method
Licensed Professional Counselor
Licensed Chemical Dependency Counselor - Intern
Principal Early Childhood - 12th
ESL Supplement Early Childhood - 12th
Career and Technology grades 6-12
Generalist Early Childhood - 8th
TX, LPC, 81698
M. Ed. Clinical Mental Health Counseling Lamar University
M. Ed. Educational Leadership St. Thomas
B.A. Philsophy Texas Tech University
While working as a public school teacher for 15 years I founded after school activities for STEM and LGBT activities and worked with an LGBT resource center for 3 years facilitating groups. Transitioning to counselling I worked with young adults in alternative peer groups dealing with substance abuse, private practice, a clinical psychiatric hospital, and a long term dual diagnosis substance abuse center. Advocating for marginalized populations, I founded Houston's largest polyamory community.
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