The book that mainly influenced my approach to therapy is "Man's Search For Meaning" by Viktor E. Frankl. His book outlines how we can find purpose and meaning from all circumstances .
I believe the biggest barrier for people seeking mental health care is the negative cogitation associated with "therapy". Working with a professional counselor is extremely beneficial to an overall healthy and meaningful quality of life. The misperception is that counseling is only for certain people with particular challenges. Seeking counseling services is a strong and proactive show of character.
Treatment plan goals and objectives are a collaborative conversation discussed throughout the therapeutic process. These goals and objectives are flexible, which reinforces the importance of adapting to change.
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.
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.
Trauma is the result of experiencing a perceived, extremely distressful event. Although the stress threshold for each person differs, meaning that each person considers and experiences trauma differently, it is an event that tops one’s threshold. It exceeds one’s ability to cope or emotionally process. Symptoms may include shock, anxiety, confusion, hopelessness, feeling disconnected, mood swings, nightmares, and intrusive thoughts.
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.
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.
Young Adults (18-24)
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR)
Strength Based Therapy
Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)
Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT)
Rational Emotive Behavior Therapy (REBT)
Solution-Focused Brief Therapy
Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavior Therapy
TX, LPC, 77320
M.Ed., Counseling and Human Development, Hardin-Simmons University
I have over 10 years of experience as a licensed mental health therapist. I have worked with couples, families, veterans, youth, adolescence, adults, and the LGBT community in virtual, residential, and outpatient environments. Throughout my counseling career I have worked with the previously mentioned demographics struggling with depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, oppositional defiance disorder, attention deficit disorder, eating disorders, self-harm, suicidal ideation, post-traumatic stress disorder, relationship issues, personality disorders, trauma, grief, excessive stress and substance abuse. I grew up outside of Dallas and graduated from Ole Miss with a bachelors’ degree in Art with an emphasis in oil painting. I spent the next decade living and working in various mountainous towns as a PSIA certified ski instructor during the winters and working with horses during the summers as a trail guide, director of several youth camp equine programs, and a farrier. I am licensed as an equine therapy horse specialist and mental health professional through EAGALA (Equine Assisted Growth and Learning Association) and worked on an equine therapy team while earning a masters’ degree from Hardin Simmons University in Counseling and Human Development. I rescued a dog that I utilize in the therapy process during appropriate sessions. His name is “HEY”. I utilize a wide range of therapy modalities and believe that the therapeutic process is organic and needs to be flexible. I believe in a Humanistic approach that emphasizes human uniqueness, positive qualities, and individual potential.
Virtual / Traveling , Dallas Fort Worth , TX