I believe addiction and mental health illnesses affect not only the person diagnosed but their loved ones and caregivers, as well. I also believe, understanding a person’s culture and life experiences are critical for successful counseling.
I approach counseling using a variety of therapeutic techniques that include Brief Solution Focused Therapy and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy. I believe the way we think about ourselves can have a positive and/or negative impact on our daily lives. For clients struggling with addiction, I believe working the 12 steps will offer a sense of peace and self-reflection during our journey.
I am currently working towards a Ph.D. in Clinical Sexology that is to be completed in December 2019. I am a Licensed Professional Counselor, Licensed Chemical Dependency Counselor, National Certified Counselor, and Certified Anger Resolution Therapist. I have a certificate in the treatment of compulsive shopping and spending from the Shulman Center for Compulsive Theft, Spending and Hoarding. My education includes a Bachelor of Science degree in Human Development and Family Studies from Indiana University, a Master of Arts degree in Liberal Arts from Texas Christian University and a Master of Education degree in Community Counseling from the University of Houston-Victoria. I have experience working with adults, adolescents, and children in the US and abroad.
I look forward to providing a caring, safe place in order to achieve positivity and personal goals.
Below is a general list of areas this Therapist works with:
Alcohol Addiction Emotional Disturbance
Gambling Emotion Regulation
Substance Abuse Gender Identity Issues
Cutting (Self Harm) Life Coaching
Food Addiction Life Transitions
Internet Addiction OCD
Pain (Seeking) Intrusive Thought
Shopping Addiction Parenting
Video Game Addiction Peer Relationships
Working Addiction Perfectionism
Alzheimer's (Caregivers Support) Self-Esteem Issues
Anger Management Sex/Intimacy
Anger Management (Court Ordered) Asexual
Bipolar Disorder Homosexual
Career Counseling Social Anxiety
Coping Skills Suicidal Ideation
Court Ordered Transgender
Depression Weight Management
Body Image Weight Loss
Insurance Accepted: Blue Cross Blue Shield. Cigna, Magellan, United Behavioral Health