Hello! Here’s a bit about me:
It is important to me to provide quality, professional counseling services that honors the values and dignity of each of my clients. I love working with individuals, children, adolescents, and families. When providing counseling for children, I use Play Therapy. Play Therapy is a respectful, developmentally appropriate way to address their psychological needs. Through Play Therapy, children express their thoughts and feelings using toys and various forms of play. As Garry Landreth puts it, “Toys are children’s words and play is their language.” With older children and teens, I adapt therapy to meet them at their cognitive level. This often means talking about things that are important to them while playing games or completing activities. Not only do I strive to meet the therapeutic goals of the child or teen I’m counseling, but I also work with parents to provide them with the encouragement, support and parenting coaching needed to make a larger impact on the child and the family.
When I provide counseling for adults, I align my therapeutic focus with their treatment goals. My desire is for adults to genuinely feel cared for and for their defined therapy goals to be addressed in counseling. I use various treatment modalities and clinical skills to meet my client’s mental health goals. Some of the theories and techniques I often use in sessions are derived from Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Existential Therapy, and Adlerian Therapy. I also offer Christian, faith-based counseling upon client request. Please click on the My Services button below to see a full list of the counseling services I provide.
My Education & Credentials:
BA in Communication Studies from the University of North Texas
MS in Counseling and Development from Texas Woman’s University
Nationally Certified Counselor (NCC)
Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC)
Registered Play Therapist (RPT)
AutPlay Therapy Certified