M.S., LPC Intern, National Certified Counselor
Supervised by M. Elsa Soto Leggett, Ph.D., LPC-S, RPT-S
(Evening hours available)
Sugar Land: Mondays, Wednesdays, and Saturdays
(Evening hours available)
Individual, Children (3+), Adolescents, Adults
Clinical Areas of Focus
- Anger Management
- Anxiety / Depression
- Coping Skills
- Domestic Violence
- Emotional Regulation
- Life Transitions
- Loss / Grief
- Parenting Issues
- Peer Relationships
- School Issues
- Self Esteem
- Social Issues
- Teen Issues
I work with children ages 3 to 11, adolescents, and adults. I have extensive training in play therapy and child parent relationship therapy, parent consultations, and crisis counseling. In addition, I have worked in a university counseling center, school, church, non-profit agency, and group practice settings. I have experience in working with ADHD, anger, anxiety, depression, domestic violence, grief, parent-child relationships, peer relationships, sexual assault, school issues, social skills, and trauma.
As a parent, you want the best for your child and care so much for their well being. However, sometimes you and/or your child may go through a difficult time or face an unexpected hardship at home, school, or another setting. If you are a parent seeking support, there is hope. As a LPC Intern with extensive training in play therapy, I can provide a safe space for your child to express their thoughts and feelings. I am strongly desirous of you receiving all the information and resources to help you better understand your child’s development and strengthen the bond in your relationship with your child. I have a passion for working with children and adolescents and encouraging others. I would love an opportunity to come alongside you in your journey and support you and your child.
I hold a Bachelor of Science in Family and Child Development and a Master of Science in Counseling, and I practice counseling in the state of Texas as an LPC Intern supervised by M. Elsa Soto Leggett, Ph.D., LPC-S, RPT-S.
My focus for counseling is Child-Centered Play Therapy. I believe in the power of the relationship and seek ways to incorporate expressive arts, sand tray therapy, and various therapeutic activities along with this style of counseling. As 1 Timothy 4:12 states, “Do not let anyone look down on you because you are young…” I believe that understanding the development of children grows my appreciation for them at their stage of life and helps me connect with them on their level; it can also help strengthen the therapeutic relationship as well as the bond between a parent and their child.
My spiritual gift is encouragement. I desire to come alongside parents and explore ways to strengthen this precious relationship that has been given by God. I seek to understand you and your child, encourage you, and find ways to collaborate with you.
I have a certification as a National Certified Counselor (NCC) from the National Board for Certified Counselors, Inc. I am a member of the American Counseling Association.
I am married and enjoy traveling, going to the beach, painting, and watching historical dramas such as Masterpiece.
Advanced Certifications, Training, and Achievements
- Advanced training in Play Therapy
- Advanced training in Child Parent Relationship Therapy (CPRT)
- National Certified Counselor (NCC)
- Play Therapy
- Person Centered Therapy
- Adlerian Therapy
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