HELPING INDIVIDUALS NAVIGATE DIFFICULT EXPERIENCES
Life can be a difficult journey at times. We may encounter experiences that disrupt our internal compass and detour us from our most optimal path. Mental health issues, addiction and problematic behaviors can be powerful barriers to sustained peace and joy. Trusting a professional to help and guide you through these experiences can be overwhelming. I strive to build rapport, conceptualize the development of presenting issues and effectively treat mental health issues, substance use patterns and problematic behaviors. My counseling and coaching services are designed to meet individuals, couples and families where they are and assist them in developing the skills and insight necessary to cultivate change.
I have advanced training in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, Compassion Focused Therapy, Motivational Interviewing and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy. I am a member of the National Association of Cognitive Behavioral Therapists. Additionally, I am also a Certified Trauma Treatment Provider and Certified Clinical Anxiety Treatment Provider.
PROBLEMATIC SEXUAL BEHAVIOR
I am a Certified Sex Addiction Therapist through the International Trauma Treatment and Addiction Providers and a member of the Society for the Advancement of Sexual Health. Since intimacy betrayal can be as destructive as sexual addiction, I have been trained to treat both the individual with the problematic sexual behavior and their partner. Additionally, I treat the problematic behaviors of excessive pornography use, sexual dysfunction and co-dependency for both adult and adolescent populations.
SUBSTANCE USE AND PROBLEMATIC GAMBLING
Addiction can destroy peace, disrupt relationships and damage self-image. Substances or compulsive behaviors that once provided immediate, reliable relief from discomfort can develop into life-altering demands. My role is to provide the tools and techniques necessary to achieve a balanced and fulfilling lifestyle reducing the compulsive use of addictive substances or behaviors. I have worked in the field of addiction and recovery services since 2006. I am a Licensed Chemical Dependency Counselor and an International Certified Gambling Counselor. I am a member of NADAAC and the Texas Association of Addiction Professionals. I will work with you to build motivation, develop supportive attachments and cultivate the behavioral and spiritual change that recovery requires. Addiction is destructive not only to the individual with the addiction but also to their family members. When appropriate, I encourage family engagement in therapeutic sessions to provide psychoeducation and cultivate recovery support.
Sober coaching provides encouragement and support using a goal oriented approach to help provide stability and accountability in early recovery. Clients collaborate to identify new standards to support change and coaching sessions provide an opportunity to work together to implement these standards. Sessions can be either in person or virtual.
MENTAL HEALTH TREATMENT
Psychotherapy is the therapeutic treatment of mental illness provided by a trained mental health professional. Psychotherapy explores thoughts, feelings, and behaviors, and seeks to improve an individual’s well-being. As a Licensed Professional Counselor, I have the knowledge, skills and abilities to compassionately treat mental health issues including depression, anxiety, hoarding, trauma, insomnia, personality disorders and gender dysphoria. I have a broad spectrum of experience treating mental health disorders from acute inpatient psychiatric hospital settings to outpatient therapeutic sessions.
Asking for help is not a sign of weakness. In fact, it’s one of the bravest things you can do.
Virtual sessions available. I am currently not accepting insurance. However, a superbill can be provided for potential insurance reimbursement. I look forward to meeting you. Together, we will embark on a journey towards a better life.