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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Process designed to equip people with tools, motivation, and inspiration necessary to make positive change and maximize personal and professional potential. Life coaches are generally helpful during life transitions or for goal setting and completion.
Positive and negative change can be difficult, including things like moving, breaking up, adjusting to parenthood, or changing careers. It’s normal to feel stressed, however, life transitions can inhibit people from living healthy lifestyles.
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