Thank you for choosing me as your therapist. Seeking counseling is a demonstration of your commitment to your health and well-being and I appreciate the opportunity to be of service to you. I realize entering counseling is a major decision and I commend you for taking the hardest step of all, deciding to make yourself a priority.
I have a Bachelor’s degree in Education (BSIS), a Master’s degree in Counseling (MS) from Texas A&M University-Commerce, and a Ph.D in Counseling from Texas A&M University-Commerce. I am licensed as a Professional Counselor by the Texas Board of Examiners for Licensed Professional Counselors (LPC). In addition I am a Certified Sand tray Therapist (CHST) and a Texas Certified School Counselor.
My approach to facilitating change, wellness, and personal growth is through the use of humanistic approaches to therapy. This includes the use of Gestalt techniques and Expressive Arts to help the client become more aware of automatic responses and deeper levels of emotion. From time to time I may also encourage “homework” assignments to help you become more aware of behaviors or to practice and master new skills or behaviors, but whether you choose to utilize these assignments is strictly up to you. My driving theory is Adlerian theory which states that the client knows best what he/she is ready to do. I believe the client comes to therapy with the desire for change and the skills necessary for personal growth, even if they are currently not accessible. By providing you a safe, non-judgmental environment and carefully considered feedback, you will reach the goals you set for yourself.