Life can be overwhelming and difficult. Pressures from your work, problems in your relationships, issues with your children, family sibling issues and negative emotions or health issues can easily interfere with your ability to be happy and enjoy your life. Managing life with all these pressures and feelings can produce turmoil making our lives very challenging at best and demoralizing at worst. Who ever said life was easy? – Is this you?
For those marriages and individuals that struggle, we begin by realizing that relationships are our most powerful influences. It is not about blame but realizing what you and your spouse or partner may be doing to sabotage the relationship as well as the family dynamics. We can rebuild your levels of trust, intimacy and communication, now!
I grew up in a large family with a history of trauma, dysfunction and addiction. Having been in the business world and dealing with relational loss, this prompted me to seek my own counseling for recovery from relational trauma and issues with codependency. I possess self-awareness, as well as compassion, sensitivity, and interest in others. My priority is to be a therapist who strives to gain a deep understanding of the concerns of my clients and implications for their lives. In addition to being a knowledgeable therapist, I bring real life experience that provides intangible qualities to assist my clients in their own growth and recovery.
I offer a variety of a treatment approaches tailored to the needs of each client that are collaborative and instructive in nature. I have proficiency in dealing with people who seek growth and healing from trauma as well as the following issues that involve interpersonal relationships: career exploration; learning differences; behavior modification dealing with self-sabotaged beliefs and thoughts; mental and emotional issues (depression, stress relief, anxiety); marriage and family counseling; grief and loss transition; and recovery from addictions and childhood trauma.
Furthermore, I am a certified advanced trainer in Neurofeedback (NeurOptimal) which is a treatment that facilitates change within the brain by optimizing the communications levels between the whole brain to create positive outcomes.This “brain training” is a pleasant meditative experience. The approach recognizes that the brain has natural tendencies toward self-regulation and resilience, allowing flexible cognitive and behavioral responses to a challenging and changing environment.
Amberton University, MA (2012)
Southern Methodist University, BBA (1980)
University of Dallas, Advanced Biblical Studies Degree (2008)
Chaplain at Children’s Medical Center Hospital in Dallas (2014)
Certified Advance NeurOptimal – Neurofeedback Trainer (2016)
Post Induction Therapy (PIT) – Family of Origin
Relation Life Therapy – Terry Real
Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist Associate – State of Texas
Licensed Professional Counselor – State of Texas
Member of American Counseling Association (ACA)
Member of American Association of Marriage and Family Therapy (AAMFT)
PREPARE and ENRICH Facilitator – Pre-Marital / Marriage Program
Stephens Minister for Grief
Depression, stress relief, anxiety (all forms of mental and emotional issues)
Marriage and family counseling
Behavior modification dealing with self-sabotage beliefs and thoughts
Grief and loss transition
Adolescent issues for single parents and intact families
EMDR for Trauma related issues
Neurofeedback training using NeurOptimal
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Increased job performance
Excelling at a sport
Connection with others
Living more authentically
Responding more effectively
Migraines and other headaches
Brain side effects of chemotherapy