As a Psychotherapist, I empower individuals, couples, or families to overcome personal obstacles to improve their lives. I am a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) in the state of Texas and a Board Certified National Counselor (NCC). I have also been a Certified School Counselor(CSC) for over 14 years. I earned a Doctorate of Counselor Education and I hold multiple certifications in various areas of counseling. I am an active member of various professional organizations such as American Group Psychotherapy Association, Fort Bend Counseling Association, Texas Counseling Association, and Texas Council on Family Violence. I have served as a presenter at the Texas Counseling Association Conference to provide information on Teen Dating Violence and Cyber bullying.
I graduated from Texas Southern University where I earned a doctorate and master’s degree in Counselor Education. I also earned a bachelor’s degree in Sociology with a minor in Psychology from University of Houston. I continue to educate myself by attending national and local conferences, keeping up with current therapy research and consulting with my peers.
The approach I primarily use is Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT) and Brief Solution Focused Therapy to assist individuals in recognizing how their thoughts and feelings can influence their behavior. I use a variety of techniques to provide an interactive and enjoyable therapeutic experience. I provide clients with tailored treatment plans that can be integrated into their daily lives. I prescribe to a strength-based perspective which means working together to find past and present successes and using these to address the challenges currently being faced.
Based on my extensive experience in the school system as a Lead Guidance Counselor, I also specialize in working with children (ages 5-12) and adolescents/teens (ages 13-17) to provide counseling in the areas of anger management, anxiety, dating violence, and bullying. I am dedicated to equipping adolescents with tools for building healthy relationships, conflict resolution, decision making, and boundaries. I also offer parent consultation and guidance in areas of children behavioral disturbances, conduct and oppositional disorders, adjustment disorders, reunification, and blended family.
My goal is to provide you with excellent therapeutic services in a warm and supportive environment. If you’re seeking support and guidance through a challenging situation or you’re ready to move in a new direction, I look forward to working with you to help you achieve your goals.