Trust. It's hard to be vulnerable and open up to someone. It's essential to have a good relationship with your therapist so you can explore your thoughts and figure out what you really want and/or the root cause that is causing you distress.
My undergraduate degree was in French and I had no idea how to translate that into a job. I ended up joining the Peace Corps and following that, moved to Japan and taught English. I had no idea what I wanted nor how to figure it out. As a result, I have a lot of empathy for my clients who are going through a similar experience. I help them by asking relevant questions, offering career assessments, noticing and pointing out patterns, assigning relevant homework, acting as a sounding board and as a partner in the process.
One of the many reasons I love my work is because I never know what to expect. Each client is unique and comes with different perspectives on the world. I love asking questions and I wait with curiosity to see how my client responds. I see my questions as keys that unlock doors my clients didn't even know were there. Finding these doors, i.e., discovering these hidden aspects and leaving with insight into who they are and what they want is life changing. I love being part of the process and the journey with my clients.
Young Adults (18-24)
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
National Board Certified Counselor
National Board Certified Coach
Beck Institute: CBT Essentials; CBT for Anxiety; CBT for Depression
TX, LPC, 67778
Master of Arts, Counseling, University of San Diego
Career counselor since 2000. Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) in Texas since 2014.
Virtual Appointment Only via phone or video, Houston, 77005, TX