My personal experiences have influenced my therapy in that I do not have any preconceived notion‘s or ideas about how any one individual might find healing.
I was inspired when I was a young adult and I received help from a very good therapist. Although I did not choose this for my vocation immediately those seeds that were planted stuck with me and when I had the opportunity later in life, I entered the field.
The therapeutic alliance between the client and therapist.
Unconditional positive regard for others.
My clients know that they are making progress when they begin to intuitively solve problems and overcome challenges that used to baffle them.
My education impacted me in that I was able to solidify my therapeutic approach.
Collaborating with other providers is a key component to the therapeutic process. That collaboration can bring further insight into the clients therapeutic picture.
My personality is eclectic and so is my approach to therapy. I do not like to be contained in boxes, neither is my therapeutic approach..
That our culture is beginning to reduce the stigma around seeking help in the area of mental health.
The most exciting thing that I found as a mental health professional is that each person has the capacity for change no matter what stage of life they are in, or age they might be.
One of the reoccurring themes that I find in my practice is, rigid patterns of thinking, feeling, and behaving. This inside has helped me discover the power of asking a question or challenging a theme.
Depending on the individual client, the first session is usually about discovery for both me and them.
I wish that people knew that they would be unconditionally excepted no matter what their circumstances are.
The person centered work of Carl Rogers left a deep impression on me. Acceptance of yourself and others is a great foundation to start from in the therapeutic process.
My approach is first and foremost person centered and then psycho dynamic and solution focused.
I collaborate with my clients when it comes to determining therapy goals. I have found that a certain period of discovery needs to happen before those goals can be solidified.
I believe that two of the greatest barriers to seeking mental health are stigma and resources
Abuse/Survivors of abuse
Divorce & separation
Drug addiction & abuse
Young Adults (18-24)
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT)
Exposure and Response Prevention (ERP)
Family Systems Therapy
Internal Family Systems Therapy
TX, LPC, 75615
Masters degree in professional counseling
Bachelors degree in psychology/Christian ministries
Bachelors degree in practical theology
I spent 35 years working in the marketplace before returning to school in 2008 and ultimately entering the counseling field. My expertise was partially born out of my personal struggles through my young adult years as well as my life experience.
4221 Medical Pkwy, suite 400, Carrollton, 75010, TX