I am passionate about helping individuals and families reach their unique, personal goals. I believe a client grows best when there is a positive therapeutic relationship built in a safe and non-judgmental atmosphere. Those who want to build interpersonal insight, increase self-awareness, and are willing to implement new skills will benefit most from therapy. The ability to visualize their desired outcome is an important part of the therapeutic journey for clients and is key in the redevelopment of their personal identity.I use a variety of approaches and methodologies to meet the needs of clients and the chosen approach is rooted in the client’s level of comfort. In working with individuals,
families, and groups, I have extensive experience using Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Systems Therapy, Structural Therapy, Solution Focused Therapy, and Narrative Therapy to coach the client to their desired result.
LICENSE, EDUCATION, and EXPERIENCE
I hold a Bachelor of Science in Education (Special Education) degree from the University of Arkansas (Fayetteville) and a Master of Arts in Marital and Family Therapy from the University of San Diego. As a Licensed Marriage Family Therapist (#201195), I began working in the counseling field in 2002. My professional experience includes over 14 years as a therapist in a non-profit counseling center, in hospitals as an emergency mental health evaluator, and in the private practice setting. I also have 12 years within the education system as a Special Education teacher and as an Admission, Review & Dismissal (ARD) facilitator.