M.S.W., LCSW, LMFT
Sugar Land: Mondays, Tuesdays
Insurance Accepted: Aetna, Compsych, Humana / Lifesynch, Multi-Plan / PHCS, UBH / UMR, Beacon Health
Individual, Couples, Family, Marriage Intensives, Adolescents (14+), Adults
Clinical Areas of Focus
- Marital Issues
- Relationship Issues
- Family Therapy
- Anxiety / Depression
- Coping Skills
- Loss / Grief
I am a Christian Marriage and Family Therapist and a Licensed Certified Social Worker. I have been counseling since 1985 and have been with HCCC since 1993. I specialize in marriage intensives, which are one day sessions with one couple. This extended time allows for immediate healing restoration and understanding, especially for couples in crisis.
I also enjoy working with individual adults and adolescents. My passion and experience includes helping people in the area of marriage therapy, depression, fear and anxiety issues, anger issues, life disappointments, vocational difficulties, recovery from abusive and dysfunctional relationships, communication problems, divorce, and grief issues.
My compassion is deep for those who are hurting to be comforted and to learn new skills that will
help you out of your pain. It has been an honor to work in this field for so many years and to see
God’s faithfulness through trials and suffering. It is amazing to see how God works as we seek
His wisdom and His ways.
My husband, John, and I have been married since 1981. We are both certified trainers with
Intimate Life Ministries and Dynamic Marriage. I am also certified as a Prepare and Enrich
I am the author of The HEAR Process, a book written to help guide us through communication that will bring healing to relationships. I also co-authored the book, Press On … From Mourning to Joy, a workbook dealing with the trauma of grief.
Also, I offer private, one day (eight hour) marriage intensives for couples in crisis who want to get a jump start on reconciliation and begin experiencing immediate healing in their relationship. This concentrated approach to marriage counseling provides healing from years of built up hurt. Intensives prepare you for moving forward in your marriage, with skills to successfully resolve conflict and experience trust.
Advanced Certifications, Training, and Achievements
- Advanced Training in EMDR
- Author of The HEAR Process
- Certified PREPARE / ENRICH Facilitator
- Co-Author of Press On… From Mourning to Joy
- Dynamic Marriage Ministry Certified
- Intimate Life Ministry Certified
- Transformation Prayer Ministry Trained
- Adlerian Therapy
- Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
- Coherence Therapy
- Communication Coaching
- Emotion-Focused Therapy (EFT)
- Intimacy Therapy
- Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR)
Additional specialties: Abortion Recovery, Addiction, Alcoholism, Anger Management, Anxiety, Bipolar Disorder, Boundaries, Career Counseling, Clergy Related, Codependency, Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT), Communication, Coping Skills, Couples/Marriage, Depression, Divorce and Remarriage, Domestic Abuse, Eating Disorders, Emotional Dysregulation, Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), Grief and Loss, Hoarding, Homosexuality, Infidelity, Interpersonal Relationships, Intimacy / Sexual Health, Life Transitions, Low Self-Esteem, Marital Problems, Military Related, Mindfulness, Motivation / Goal Achievement, Obesity, Obsessive - Compulsive Disorder (OCD), Phobias, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder PTSD, Postpartum Depression, Pre-Marital, Self-Harm, Sexual Abuse, Sexual Addiction, Sexual Problems, Sleep / Insomnia, Social Skills, Spirituality / Faith, Stress Management, Suicidal Ideation, Trauma / Abuse, Unwanted Same Sex Attraction, Vocational, Women’s Issues, Work Performance