One of the most reoccurring themes in substance abuse is denial. Many times, due to the environment in which people are raised, this is their normal. However, it could be the only coping skill the client has learned to use with past trauma, or pain. This has guided my approach, to be a holistic counselor. I look at all avenues for a solution. There is a solution.
My personal experiences have influenced me in working with clients in substance abuse. I came from a family who were non-drinkers on one side and the other side made up for it. I saw the dynamics on both sides of the family as mirror images. This made an impression as a small child. As an mature adult, I have seen substance abuse destroy many families. I have seen innocent young people hurt by someone's addiction. I feel I can help sort through this. .
I believe the therapy goals are a collaborative effort. We as a team decide what goals you want to achieve through therapy, and discuss the avenues you feel are the best for you in achieving these goals. There are many avenue to to same goals, and some work better than others. I may have suggestions, you however, are the ultimate decision maker. I believe in you.
LGBTQIA related issues
Race & Cultural Identity
Abuse/Survivors of abuse
Aging related concerns
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
Family Systems Therapy
Marriage and Family Therapy
Level I - Gottman Marriage Counseling
TX, LPC, 77765
TX, LCDC, 14250
Master of Science degree in Counseling with an emphasis on Marriage, Family and Individuals
Licensed Chemical Dependency Counselor
I began working with alcoholics 30 years ago and found I could help people in a more effective way, if I was a licensed therapist. I earned my Counseling degree, focusing on Marriage, Family, and Individual Therapy. I completed my internship at a treatment center, counseling both people with substance abuse and their family members. I graduated, and worked with students and families at a University. After completing my 3000 hours, I began working with individuals and families in a treatment program. I moved to a criminal justice facility and worked there for 2 years.
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