Acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT), Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), Eye movement desensitization and reprocessing (EMDR), Gottman method couples therapy, Motivational interviewing (MI)
I am a Licensed Professional Counselor Supervisor and a National Certified Counselor with more than 20 years experience working with children, adolescents, adults, groups and the criminal justice system. I am also a Christian counselor who welcomes clients from every background. My primary theoretical orientation is cognitive behavior therapy; however, I incorporate a variety of therapeutic techniques.
BA - Psychology, University of Arkansas Fayetteville
MS - Counseling, Texas A&M University Commerce
During my high school years, I was introduced to psychology, which helped me understand and navigate through my own life challenges.
I enjoy scrapbooking, quality time with family and friends, volunteerism, quiet time and sometimes "doing" nothing.
Pray, hot shower/baths, maintaining healthy boundaries (I call this "protecting my peace"), and when time allows I watch "guilty pleasure" TV/movies. As often as possible, I find getting at least 7-8 hours of uninterrupted sleep is very helpful.
The Joy Luck Club
I support several local and national non-profits including domestic violence shelters, Susan G. Komen and the American Heart Association.
Sleep, massages, disconnecting from social media/electronics/telephone on the weekends. Did I mention massages? :) I also feel livened after a good Italian meal.
Yes, but it seems she may not realize she is a dog. We met her at 10 weeks old. I was skeptical initially because she was VERY active. She literally bounced around and through our legs and chased her shadow like a wild animal. I was exhausted just watching her. However, when my hubby would scooped her into his arms, she would immediately settled down and lay quietly until he put her down; at which point she resumed bouncing and chasing. Five years later, she's still here... bouncing, chasing and quietly laying when in our arms.
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