Therapists will not give you all the answers. My job is not to tell you what to do but rather work collaboratively with you to guide you in making changes in your life. Therapy can be extremely difficult, but if you are invested and motivated, it can be the most life changing experience.
Therapy goals and treatment planning are a collaborative effort. I work with clients to determine appropriate goals which then guide treatment modalities. During the initial intake session, initial treatment goals will be discussed and identified. As treatment progresses, parodic review of the treatment goals and progress will be discussed with clients. It is important that clients play an active role in their treatment, which starts with identifying goals.
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.
Refers relationship issues with a partner or spouse. Can include issues related to relationship distress, relationship satisfaction, communication, intimacy, etc.
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.
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.
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.
Abuse/Survivors of abuse
Abuse includes any significant mistreatment along the lines of psychical, emotional, sexual, verbal, and neglect. Survivors of abuse may experience negative thoughts and feelings, flashbacks, distrust of others, social withdrawal, self-harm, and increased likelihood of developing mental health and substance abuse issues.
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.
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.
Young Adults (18-24)
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
Strength Based Therapy
Solution-Focused Brief Therapy
Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavior Therapy
NM, LPCC, CCMH0211431
TX, LPC, 73000
Psy.D., Applied Clinical Psychology, The Chicago School of Professional Psychology
M.A., Forensic Psychology, The Chicago School of Professional Psychology
B.A., Psychology & Criminology, Marquette University
2669 N. Scenic Dr, Alamogordo, 88310, NM