Honesty, openness, transparency, and trust are all keys to the therapeutic relationship. If these components are not ingrained in the relationship, then therapy would not be useful for the client. Real change is on the other side of our fears, and being afraid keeps us from being honest, open, transparent, and trusting. Therefore, our clients would not be able to change, which negates the reason for coming to therapy.
I want the best for you. Everything I do, is to help you get to where you want to be. With that being said, I will empathize with, challenge, and push you towards greatness. It is not always going to easy, but I am going to do everything I can to help you reach your full potential. I am here for you! Let’s work together to help you become the best you, you can be!
The one thing that I wish people knew about therapy is that it is that you get out of it, what you put into it. I find that some individuals are skeptical about and distrust the process of therapy. It is my belief that if you work hard and give it your all, you will get the healing you are looking for and so deserve. Also to not forget that therapy, just like anything else is a process. Which means that it will take time and it may cause discomfort and pain. Don't let the time, lack of comfortability, or pain, keep you from the experience that can change your life for the better.
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.
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.
Coping skills are tools and techniques one can learn, practice, and use to handle difficult emotions, decrease stress, and establish or maintain a sense of internal order.
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.
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.
Young Adults (18-24)
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
Strength Based Therapy
Solution-Focused Brief Therapy
TX, LCSW, 63841
MS, Social Work, University of Texas at Arlington
BS, Psychology, Sam Houston State University
Life experiences, education, and career choices have all played a role in preparation of the work we will do together. As a LCSW I have knowledge base in multiple spectrums of mental health systems such as; mental health hospitals, school systems, group homes, and community mobile crisis. You name it, I've seen it. Working with individuals of various ages, cultures, and range of mental health needs, is something I have done for many years. In the mental health hospital setting, I provided therapy, case management, and discharge planning for children (5-12), adolescents (13-17) adults (18-65), and geriatrics (66 and up). Their level of mental Illness all different, most were severe, others were mild to moderate. Just as with the mental health hospitals, the mobile crisis team provided assessment and therapy to those who were suffering with more moderate to sever mental health issues. I am used to helping people with severe mental health issues. There is no doubt in my mind that I can help you, if you give me the opportunity. I look forward to working with you!
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