My counseling style is a reflection of my personality. I have been described as supportive, caring, and compassionate. I like to carry those traits into my sessions. I support clients and offer a judgment free space where they can explore their feelings. My counseling style is pretty laid back. I like to focus on identifying your strengths and helping you to maximize them to overcome your obstacles.
The first session consists of the therapist and client getting to know each other a bit. Any questions the client has are answered. If the answer is not known, I will do my due diligence and find the answer. Therapy goals are explored and discussed.This will help us develop a road map for where we want to go in our work together.
Approaching therapy can be quite daunting for some. However, I want to assure anyone with hesitation, as a client, you are in complete control. We work together to help you reach your goals. My objective is to help you grow and move forward to where you want to be in your life. You are not alone. Things can and will get better.
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.
Grief is a reaction to an emotionally significant loss and often comes with symptoms of depression or anxiety. These symptoms can remain intense and last for a long time after a loss, making it difficult to move forward with a healthy lifestyle.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Social anxiety or social phobia is fear of social situations or a fear of interacting with people other than close friends and family. Social anxiety can be persistent, intense, and debilitating, greatly affecting daily life.
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.
College & graduate student issues
Issues arising from being in a new environment or away from home for the first time. College-aged kids have the highest rates of mental illness, suffering things like stress, anxiety, depression, learning disabilities, and substance abuse.
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.
Young Adults (18-24)
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy
Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavior Therapy
Trauma Therapy Certification
TX, LPC, 79218
MA, Counseling, Dallas Baptist University
BA, Humanities, Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary
Since I began practicing years ago I have worked with clients from a variety of backgrounds and diverse life experiences. I have extensive experience working with clients who are experiencing symptoms of anxiety, depression and trauma. My counseling style is pretty laid back. I have been described as supportive, caring, and compassionate. I like to focus on identifying your strengths and helping you to maximize them to overcome your obstacles. I'm here to help you sort through the things that are difficult right now, and offer you a safe place to be open and honest without fear of judgment.
777 E Wheatland Rd, #278, Duncanville, 75116, TX