Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Cognitive Processing Therapy (CPT), Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT), Solution-focused, Strengths-based
I have been a social worker for 16 years. I have a vast amount of experience working with substance abuse, anxiety, depression, grief and loss and family issues and life changes. I have a passion for helping others learn how to improve their mental and emotional well-being for a lifetime.
I am an empathetic, nurturing, and non-judgmental therapist. I welcome those from all walks of life and embrace cultural diversity. I can be firm and push when needed but also know when to pull back. This is your journey and I am here to give you tools, work through struggles, and provide you support alongside you. By discharge from therapy, my goal is to have provided you a toolbox of coping mechanisms to help you for a lifetime.
BSW - Social Work, Texas State University
MSW - Social Work, Texas State University
I have a passion for helping others improve their mental health and embrace living their best life completely.
I am a mom and wife and love spending time with my family. I enjoy reading, nature and anything to do with water!
I sit outside on a daily basis from a few minutes to an hour taking in the sun, birds and animals that I hear and see. Fresh air and being in the moment bring me peace and relaxation.
I am not sure I have ever read a book more than once. I take it in the first time and move on.
I support American Heart Association and American Cancer Society. Both of these organizations represents several members of people I have loved, to include myself.
Spending some quiet time in a special chair in my room or on the front porch playing a game by myself or just closing my eyes and breathing.
I have a Shih-Tzu, Patches, who follows me literally everywhere in my house. My favorite pet story is from 2006, the night I met the guy who turned into my husband. I was chatting with him while standing in a line and was sharing I was going on a trip the next day. His comment was "Don't forget to pack Fluffy" and I laughed. My favorite dog before Patches was Fluffy from when I was a kid. She had passed on so I explained that and we began to talk about our past pets. From there, we never stayed apart long and still joke about my dog Fluffy and his dog Roxy.
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