The client is the expert on their life, and I believe in the collaborative nature of the therapeutic alliance between the client and therapist. As a team, we will come up with interventions to change the process and patterns of the way you think, feel, and behave. In my thousands of hours in the field, I have witnessed countless clients improve using Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) through an informed trial-and-error process. CBT has the most evidence-based research validating its efficacy and presumes that the mind, body, and social environment are connected in a very sensitive ecosystem.
It’s not so much what happens to us but how we perceive what happens to us. As a clinician, I am constantly presenting new perspectives to my clients in a process called reframing. Clients that are open to considering new perspectives will better cope with distress that arises from present and past events. As the idiom goes, if you want different results, you must be willing to take different actions. In my experience, those clients that stay committed to doing something differently invariably make progress and achieve a different outcome.
It truly is a privilege to be able to witness the counseling process unfold, and I look forward to working with you!
LICENSE, EDUCATION, and EXPERIENCE
I am a Licensed Professional Counselor (#80183) in the state of Texas with over 5 years of professional experience in the field. After earning a Bachelor of Science degree in Sociology from The University of Houston, I completed my Master of Arts degree in Counseling from Prairie View A&M. I have worked in Private Practice providing intensive outpatient DBT groups and one-on-one counseling, in Substance Abuse Recovery facilities providing groups, weekly sessions, and Batterer Intervention Prevention, at a Pain Management Facility counseling clients utilizing stress inoculation, in a Psychiatric Hospital providing individual counseling, and in a Residential Treatment Facility facilitating mental health groups.