My style of therapy is very solution-focused and reality based, meaning, I help people find their best self. I assist clients in identifying and resolving any potential issues impacting their quality of life. As a person and as a therapist, I am genuine and direct while being accepting and understanding.
I would want any hesitant person to know that therapy is an opportunity to grow and it is only useful if you want to do the work. This is about you choosing a path with me there shinning a light in the right direction. I am there to help and you have to be the one walking.
The first session is all about getting to know you and what brought you in for therapy. I conduct a brief mental health evaluation collecting significant background information. Then I dive into your current concerns and what you’d like to see improve. By the end of this initial meeting, you should have a sense of relief that you’ve taken a first step.
Refers relationship issues with a partner or spouse. Can include issues related to relationship distress, relationship satisfaction, communication, intimacy, etc.
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.
Mood disorder is a broad term used to include the different types of depressive and bipolar disorders, all of which affect mood. With a mood disorder, your moods may range from extremely low to extremely high or irritable.
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.
Psychological evaluations & testing
Psychological evaluations and testing are structured, evidence-based means of diagnosing a condition or disorder. Such instruments include specific criteria associated with a diagnosis or diagnoses. They are conducted by licensed professionals who are trained in their delivery.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Young Adults (18-24)
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
Strength Based Therapy
Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT)
Rational Emotive Behavior Therapy (REBT)
Solution-Focused Brief Therapy
Structural Family Therapy
The Gottman Method
BLS for Healthcare Professionals
Advanced Certificate in Clinical Mental Health
TX, LPC, 76599
Masters in Counseling Psychology
I provide client-focused therapy where I believe you know yourself better than anyone, and sometimes we can find ourselves needing just a little bit of help. I have been working with adults on basic emotional skills such as stress and anger management to more complex issues like building self-esteem, growing beyond trauma, and processing grief. I assist couples grow closer and improve their relationship by improving communication and mediating issues. I enjoy helping clients’ correct common thinking errors such as labeling, catastrophizing, and mind reading. I hope all of my clients leave therapy with increased well-being and an improved outlook on life. In addition to ongoing therapy, I also provide psychological evaluations involving psychometric testing ($250-$300) to include ADHD screening in adults ($300-$500).
N/A, Temple, 76502, TX