I dealt with over 20 years of depression, low self-esteem, communication issues, marital and parenting issues as a result of previous trauma. I understand the importance of uncovering unresolved issues in order to recover.
I believe in the importance of collaborating with the client. I want to empower the client to recognize he or she is the expert in their lives. Therapist and client work together to formulate treatment plan specific to the needs of the client.
Typically the responses received from clients are religious beliefs, lack of support and stigmas within culture and social media. I believe all of this correlates with the individuals personal stigma and what they perceive getting help says about him or her.
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.
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.
Premarital counseling is a specialized form of therapy that helps prepare couples for marriage. Although it is helpful for struggling couples, it may be useful for anyone looking to build a stronger foundation moving into marriage. Couples may explore considerations around healthy communication, merging families, where to live, children, occupation, finances, maintaining a sense of self, supporting one another, and the wedding itself.
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.
Refers relationship issues with a partner or spouse. Can include issues related to relationship distress, relationship satisfaction, communication, intimacy, etc.
Involves a person sacrificing their needs to meet the needs of others. Their thoughts and actions center on a significant other, spouse, friend, or relative. Becomes an issue when relationships are unbalanced and unhealthy.
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.
Drug addiction & abuse
Dependence on particular substance or inability to control impulses in relation to drug or alcohol use. Withdrawal symptoms commonly experienced in absence of the substance.
Familial relationships can be the source of stress and emotional pain, even in the healthiest of situations. Painful interactions can range from irritation to resentment and lead to feelings of guilt, disappointment, and anger.
Young Adults (18-24)
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT)
Family Systems Therapy
Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavior Therapy
2020 Certification in Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
TX, LPC, 79363
2015 Masters in Counseling
2013 Bachelors in Psychology
Serving clients who struggle with depression, anxiety, low self-esteem, trauma, marital issues, substance abuse and mental health diagnosis. Certified in trauma therapy
Remote therapy, Lancaster, 75146, TX