Friday and Saturday 8 am to 5 pm Central Time
Hi everyone. Welcome! I am a Doctor of Philosophy in family therapy, and I am licensed as a professional counselor and licensed as a chemical dependency counselor in Texas. From a young age, all things mental health have been my passion.
Most recently, I have worked for nine years as a psychotherapist, supervisor, and senior leader at a local non-profit. I have also worked as a counselor at a local school district and served for ten years in the military, including deployments to Iraq and Afghanistan. These experiences have allowed me to better understand many challenges arising from family stress, couple dissatisfaction, anxiety, depression, parenting, absent parents/family, family of origin, dangerous occupations, trauma, and human sexuality. I have worked with many complex cases and enjoy the challenge of improving lives for the better.
As a couples therapist, I mainly utilize research, interventions, and exercises learned throughout my level 1 to 3 Gottman Method couples therapy training. I also leverage, when serving both couples and families, my doctoral training in systems, particularly, Bowen Family Systems Theory (BFST). I believe that basic skills, such as listening, understanding, and building a strong therapeutic relationship to be required ingredients to all forms of therapy, regardless of the treatments, interventions, and/or guiding theories applied.
For families with young children, I am able to help with parenting and family therapy. For families with children ages 2 to 8, in addition to BFST, I help by utilizing Child Centered Play Therapy and Child Parent Relationship Therapy concepts and interventions. My primary focus for families with young children is through play therapy. Just as talk therapy is for adults, play is the language of children. The language of play is one of the main components I teach and empower parents with while conducting family therapy.
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