Making the decision to seek counseling can be difficult. An individual may seek psychotherapy (counseling) services when life’s struggles become overwhelming, or may simply need help making an important decision.The counseling process can help you develop strengths, identify purpose, overcome adversity and achieve your life goals.
I have extensive experience in counseling a variety of individuals, including children, teens, adults and senior adults. The majority of my clients are those affected by family court litigation. I have a profound understanding of the stresses faced by adults and children involved in divorce and custody disputes, and actively work with family members to explore creative solutions to difficult circumstances caused by separation or divorce.
I also work with adults who have experienced the stressors of growing up in homes where there was high conflict between parents. Using a cognitive-behavioral perspective, I help my clients identify thoughts, feelings and behaviors that impact daily functioning, with the goal of helping them become better equipped to reach their goals. I understand that, although a client may seek help for one particular issue, personalized counseling can result in an individual learning important new skills that can be used in a wide range of circumstances.
My areas of experience include:
- Family conflict
- Parenting stressors
- Christian counseling
- Adolescent depression
- Parenting Facilitation/Parenting Coordination
In addition to my psychotherapy practice, I also serve as an adjunct assistant professor at the University of Texas at Arlington, teaching courses in the assessment and treatment of children, adolescents and families; child development; research; and social work supervision.
I serve as a supervisor to individuals seeking advanced licensure as LCSW's and my clients may choose to work with these individuals for a lower fee.