My personal experiences have shaped how I work with clients to help them discover their own answers to problems in their lives. Overcoming challenges such as ADHD or learning how to communicate in a relationship are difficult but not impossible. Growth is scary at first. Relationships are the invisible threads that weave into our personal tapestry. The story that you choose to write is the one that matters. Let's work together to make a future for family that you envisioned.
I determine therapy goals with my clients. I spend the first few sessions learning about my clients and what brought them to therapy. We discuss their intake and decide what it is they want to work on. I design a treatment plan and check with the client to see if that is correct. If they agree, we begin working on issues that the treatment plan outlines. After the goals have been met, we usually end treatment. If the client wishes to work on another issue, we design a new plan to begin working on.
Therapy is a relationship. It is about being honest and transparent. The process is more important than the answers. It is allowing me to see a snippet of your life to help you learn something that may be unknown to you at this time. I can show you how to look at the situation or issue with an unbiased viewpoint. Therapy isn't a cure for situations, but it can transform how you interact in those instances. I believe my clients have all the answers inside them already, I just help them express their feelings by making them feel safe enough to do so.
Refers relationship issues with a partner or spouse. Can include issues related to relationship distress, relationship satisfaction, communication, intimacy, etc.
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.
Issues within a marriage. Can include issues related to trust, intimacy, communication, infidelity, parenting, or conflict. Can also include discussion related to separation or divorce.
Provides couples therapy/counseling
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.
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.
Children that experience parents and/or guardians that are avoidant, ambivalent, or resistant from an early age, may develop attachment issues. This can manifest as difficulty forming or maintaining friendships, romantic relationships and empathetic bonds throughout life, as well as other issues.
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.
Substance abuse is the intentional misuse of a substances (e.g., alcohol, prescription drugs, OTC medications, recreational and street drugs, household chemicals). This may include binge drinking or taking twice the prescribed dose of painkillers. For substances considered illegal and/or extremely detrimental to well-being, using even once may be considered substance abuse. Because of the addiction potential for many substances, abuse oftentimes leads to addiction.
Young Adults (18-24)
Family Systems Therapy
Marriage and Family Therapy
The Gottman Method
Gottman 1 and 2 Certified
Prepare and Enrich Facilitator
TX, Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist Associate, 203711
Master of Arts in Marriage and Family Therapy
Bachelors of Science in Elementary Education
I was a teacher for over 20 years in a previous life, I thought I could help more people by being a therapist, so I went back to school. I studied Marriage and Family Therapy and couples therapy. I decided that I could work with couples and families to help a broader range of people outside the classroom. I grew up in a dysfunctional family unit so I wanted to help people achieve a stronger family in their situation.
2145 N. Josey Lane, Suite 116-222, Carrollton, 75006, TX