M.A., LPC – Associate
Sugar Land: Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays, and Saturdays (Evening hours available)
Katy: Thursdays (Evening hours available)
Individual, Couples, and Family
Adolescents (13+), and Adults
Clinical Areas of Focus
- Borderline Personality Disorder
- Couples Counseling
- Parents of Special Needs Children
- Premarital Counseling
I believe God has created each person with a desired plan and yearns to reveal it to each of us (Proverbs 3:5-6). My desire is to come alongside my clients to help fulfill the plan that God has for them. I strive to provide practical strategies that are manageable to implement and improve overall well-being. I believe the purpose of counseling is to help us turn to God in our time of great need, and allow Him to be our Helper as we implement sound clinical skills with grounded Biblical principals.
Cognitive Behavior Therapy and Solution-Focused Therapy are an important part of my counseling techniques. I have been trained in Cognitive Trauma Therapy with clients who have experienced trauma and PTSD and witnessed great improvement. Additionally, I also have advanced training in EMDR and find it extremely helpful in working through trauma. I utilize DBT with clients who struggle with Emotional Dysregulation. These same tools work well with teens.
Everyone has a story. My passion is to come alongside , hear your unique story, and provide a safe and caring environment to work through your struggles. I also have a passion for teens who have special challenges , and for the parent’s of these special teens. Our middle son was diagnosed in third grade with Tourette’s Syndrome and OCD. I believe God used our son’s diagnosis to call me to helping parents who have a child with special challenges…ADHD, ADD, Autism, OCD, Tourette’s Syndrome, and others.
Anxiety, depression, anger, chronic stress, fears, and PTSD are some of my additional specialties. It is also a great desire of mine to come alongside women pastors, pastors’ wives, and women in leadership.
I have a B.A. in Christian Ministries and am an ordained minister. I received my M.A. in Christian Counseling from Houston Baptist University.
I have been married since 1982. We have three adult sons who are all working in their individual professions. I enjoy spending time with my husband, taking trips with my family, and spending time with my elderly mother who lives with us. I love to sing praises to God and love music from various genres.
Advanced Certifications, Trainings, and Achievements
Advanced Training in EMDR
Gottman Method Couples Therapy
- Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
- Cognitive Trauma Therapy (CTT)
- Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT)
- EMDR Therapy
- Person Centered Therapy
- Solution Focused Therapy