My job is to assist my clients in meeting their goals which means, you are empowered to decide your own personal mental health goals. Upon completing the first initial assessment we can discuss concerns and set goals in place according to your needs. We will identify together goals and steps to take for you to reach those goals.
Life happens to all of us. Sharing my experiences during sessions that can help provide you with hope and healing through my personal story can be powerful. By me appropriately disclosing can give you the feeling and assurance that "I can get through this too".
Your first session will consist of completing and reviewing an Intake assessment in order for me to understand some of your areas of concern. We will also begin to get to know one another. I would like to take that moment to learn as much as possible about you and allow you to ask me any additional questions that will assure you that you are with a therapist that is non-judgmental. I want you to feel safe and comfortable with the individual you will allow to help you through this journey.
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.
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.
Coping skills are tools and techniques one can learn, practice, and use to handle difficult emotions, decrease stress, and establish or maintain a sense of internal order.
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.
ADHD (Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder) causes a hard time focusing attention and controlling restless or impulsive behavior. People with ADHD might have emotional outbursts, be forgetful, and/or find it difficult to stay organized.
Regular involvement with a substance or activity in a compulsive, hard to control way that often has harmful consequences. Often refers to substance use, but can include compulsive behaviors such as sex, gambling, or shopping.
Texas Blue Shield
United Medical Resources
Young Adults (18-24)
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
Strength Based Therapy
Solution-Focused Brief Therapy
Trauma Focused-Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
TX, LPC, 80899
M.Ed, Clinical Mental Health Counseling, Lamar University, Beaumont, TX
My career as a counselor began over 3 years ago interning at a private practice setting serving veterans, those in the military and their families with issues including PTSD, depression, stress and career goals. After relocating, an opportunity to provide mental health care in the community was offered and I transitioned to community-based mental health to work with clients in the comforts of their home. Mental health care was offered to those that experienced abuse, neglect and emotional disturbing issues. During that time, families were offered skills that empowered individuals as they learned to support one another as a family unit. While assisting these clients, a motivation to help those battling with substance abuse and co-occurring disorders lead to this journey. Aiding the adults and families with depression, anxiety, addiction, self-esteem issues, past/current trauma, suicide, stress, grief and work/life balance were the services provided. Tailored to meet their individual needs, clients were taught wellness education, identifying triggers of unpleasant feelings and how to manage feelings was a common goal. While continuing to educate myself in the field, approaches varied from Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Solution-Focused, mindfulness, and other strength-based approaches.
N/A, Fort Worth, 76179, TX