I have been working with individuals, families, and students since 2004, initially as an educator and then as a clinician. I obtained a Masters of Education while working as an instructor in Brooklyn, NY and later obtained my Masters of Science in Social Work with a clinical concentration at The University of Texas at Austin. At the heart of my work is the desire to walk alongside individuals as they set goals, envision the journey, and see their goals actualized.
I have provided counseling at universities, learning departments, and community mental health centers and have experience working with individuals with depression, anxiety, obsessive compulsive disorder, relationship concerns, academic and learning concerns, behavioral concerns, and ADD/ ADHD. The way I work with individuals has continuously been a part of me and how I relate to others. I have always been drawn to people's stories of their past and the vision they hold for their future selves. I became a therapist because of my passion to see individuals, couples, and families experience healing, joy, growth, and self-worth. I am a guide as well as a sounding board, helping my clients explore their thoughts, behaviors, and relationships.
While providing individualized care for each of the individuals I counsel, the foundation of my work involves honesty and getting to the root of the concern for long-term impact. In my practice, I utilize a variety of theoretical frameworks: Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, and Narrative Therapy.
Therapy can be scary and challenging at times and also exciting and beautiful. Thus, I strive to provide an open and safe space to talk and process, while providing encouragement and guidance on how to make the changes you desire.
I am committed to providing high quality, individualized, affordable services to those in Pearland, Houston, and nearby communities.
Ages: Ten years old and up
Populations: Individuals, Couples and Families
Specialties: Christian Counseling, Mood Disorders (depression, anxiety, bipolar), ADHD, Learning Issues/Academic Concerns, Cultural Identity, Women's Issues, OCD