Insurance Accepted: Aetna, BCBS, Cigna, Humana / Lifesynch, Magellan Behavioral Health, Multi-Plan / PHCS, UBH / UMR, Beacon Health
Clinical Areas of Focus
- Anxiety / Depression
- Bipolar Disorder
- Coping Skills
- Emotional Regulation
- Loss / Grief
- Panic / Phobias
I received my Masters Degree in Counseling from the Houston Graduate School of Theology and have a Bachelors Degree in Psychology from the University of Texas. I am licensed by the State of Texas as a Licensed Professional Counselor.
I view psychotherapy as a collaborative process, and building and nurturing relationship is my strength. As a therapist with the Houston Center for Christian Counseling, I believe that one’s relationship with God can be a powerful and potentially transforming force in our lives. I would welcome integrating faith and resources into our counseling process if you so choose.
I work with adults and adolescents addressing difficulties such as anxiety, panic, grief, depression, parenting issues and divorce recovery. I assist with stress management, decision making, life transitions, interpersonal relationships, assertiveness and communication skills.
I have special training in the treatment of anxiety and am a member of Anxiety Disorders Association of America. I facilitate support groups that assist in the recovery of individuals with depression and bipolar disorder. I also facilitate a Caregivers Support Group for family members and others who are seeking ways to best support a loved one with a mental illness diagnosis.
In addition to time honored methods of clinical intervention, I weave in other techniques based on the burgeoning research regarding our body-mind intelligence. I am passionate about the process and potential for therapy. I respect the capacity of my clients to take charge of and align their lives with their chosen vision and goals and a rewarding aspect of this work for me is seeing that happen.
I am married and have two grown stepsons and a daughter who is recently out of college.
Advanced Certifications, Training, and Achievements
- Advanced Training in Anxiety and Related Disorders
- Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)
- Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
- Family Systems Therapy
- Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT)
- Rational Emotive Behavioral Therapy (REBT)
- Solution-Focused Brief Therapy (SFBT)
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