“Each person is a unique individual… Every person's map of the world is as unique as their thumbprint.” -Milton Erickson
Each experience in our lives, whether negative or positive, prepares us for future blessings, builds character, and teaches us something about ourselves. Clients know themselves, know what works for them, and knows what doesn’t work in their lives. Change is inevitable, and it is up to each of us to re-write our narratives rather than accept what has been dealt to us.
Being culturally sensitive to the needs of diverse clientele is important to me. I welcome opportunities to gain knowledge about the client’s background and spiritual practices, which may be incorporated into therapeutic goals. I operate from the principle that therapy is a journey that you, the client, and I embark on together. Together, through conversation, we can develop and achieve your vision of a solution.
LICENSE, EDUCATION, and EXPERIENCE
My education includes a Bachelor of Science in Psychology from Columbus State University and a Master of Science in Psychology with a concentration in Marriage and Family Therapy from Our Lady of the Lake University. In addition to being a Licensed Professional Counselor (#73701), a Licensed Chemical Dependency Counselor (#12114), and a Certified Anger Resolution Therapist, I also have a Chemical Dependency Counseling Certification from the University of Houston.
I have experience providing assessment, treatment planning, case management, consultation, individual therapy, and group therapy for adults, children, and families for a diversity of issues including mental health, substance abuse treatment, and family abuse, neglect, and trauma.