* Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology, Sam Houston State University, 1998
* Master of Arts degree in Counseling, Sam Houston State University, 2000
Background: I am a Licensed Professional Counselor in Texas. I have been in the counseling field for 16 years and have practiced in a variety of clinical settings, including psychiatrist's office and inpatient psychiatric hospital. I have also worked in the private practice setting.
My ultimate goal is to assist my clients in finding healthy ways to improve the quality of their lives. It is my belief that most people already have the answers they are seeking within themselves and that I am there to help facilitate their path to finding these answers.
I have enjoyed living in the Atascocita area for the past 13 years with my husband and three children.
Areas of Specialty:
*PARENTING/FAMILY THERAPY: There are several different parenting styles. Identifying parenting skills can help parent's find the strategies that best work with their child(ren) to improve behavior. I work with parents to help find the most effective and productive way to parent their child(ren).
*MARITAL /COUPLES THERAPY: Issues often addressed in couples/marital therapy include: lack of communication, developing and rebuilding trust, infidelity, managing responsibilities at home, and finances.
*INDIVIDUAL THERAPY: Issues often addressed in individual counseling include coping skills, anxiety issues, depression and grief and loss work.
I utilize Cognitive Behavioral and Reality therapy strategies.