Jesus transformed me, and he can transform your child's health and your relationship with him or her, as well. He is integral in every Christian counseling session, as I pray for His presence to guide me in using my education, skills, and expertise to bring healing to your child and family.
Collaborating with other professionals is essential, especially when helping clients with children who suffer with eating disorders. I will not only recommend working with a registered dietician specializing in eating disorders, but I will also connect with him or her regularly, to keep abreast of your child's progress with them. Connection with psychiatrists and medical doctors is important, as well, for your child's overall health.
Eating disorders are so misunderstood. You may ask yourself, "Why won't my child just EAT? It's not that hard...is it?" It actually is quite difficult for anyone suffering with anorexia, bulimia, or other serious eating disorders, to have a normal, healthy relationship with food. I will help you understand eating disorders in all their forms and teach you to validate your child's feelings, so they will know you are on their side and willing to help them heal.
Concerns that impact school performance or academic life. Can include perfectionism, bullying, financial stress, academic transitions, test anxiety, balancing school with other responsibilities, discrimination, or harassment.
Caregiver stress & support
Caring for a friend or family member (paid or unpaid) includes emotional support, housework, help with finances, medication management, and shopping. Can be stressful, making caregivers more vulnerable to things like anxiety, isolation, and fatigue.
Distressing or complicated relationship with food that can lead to isolation, fear, and death. Could manifest as eating too much or too little and generally stems from someone’s complicated relationships with food or their body.
Parenting issues involve those associated with the child-rearing process. These may include safety, discipline, nutrition, finances, childcare, school, household rules, chores, daily routines, social activities, and relationships with extended family members. Because child-rearing practices vary by culture, cultural norms must be considered.
Behavioral disorders involve a pattern of disruptive behaviors that cause problems in school, at home, and in social situations. Can include hyperactivity, impulsivity, defiant behavior, chronic patterns of aggression, defiance, disruption, and/or hostility.
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.
Adolescent mental health
Adolescent mental health focuses on adolescent-specific experiences including physical and cognitive development, social and environmental factors, sex, sexual identification and orientation, emotional processing, and substance use. Given the influence that parents/guardians have on adolescents, home life is a particularly important consideration.
Identified as self-starvation with strict eating behaviors included food refusal and an irrational fear of gaining weight that doesn’t subside with ongoing weight loss. Common symptoms include poor self-image, self-esteem, nutrition, and overall health.
Body image issues
Due to continued exposure to images of “normal” or “desired” body types, people can develop a range of positive or negative emotions about their appearance causing anxiety, depression, or eating disorders.
Involves episodes of binge eating and purging through behavior including self-induced vomiting, abuse of laxatives, fasting, and over-exercising. Indications can include suddenly leaving for the bathroom after a meal and loss of tooth enamel.
Young Adults (18-24)
Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)
Emotionally Focused Therapy
Solution-Focused Brief Therapy
National Certified Counselor
TX, LPC, 79465
MEd, Clinical Mental Health Counseling, Lamar University
I have dedicated my career to adolescents and their parents--first, as a public school teacher for over 15 years, and now as a licensed counselor. I use my expertise with kids and their families to bring healing for the damage that eating disorders bring. I have worked extensively with adolescents and some adults with eating disorders, such as anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa, and binge eating disorder at a partial hospitalization program since 2018.
Remote Therapy, Spring, 77388, TX