“You don’t have to see the whole staircase, just take the first step.”- Martin Luther King
I am from a Cognitive-Behavioral theoretical background with developing elements of Gestalt and Rogers. My therapy style is casual and client paced with an emphasis on the client’s needs. I use many intervention styles such as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), and Motivational Interviewing.
I am confident that the ability for change is in every person willing to work for that change. This can be accomplished through listening, learning and teamwork. I truly believe anyone can create change for a better future and I am willing to help make that a change reality.
Who am I?
My spouse, two children and I live in Tyler County with our pug and a wealth of friends and family. As a family, we love hiking, traveling and trying new foods. I am a co-leader for my daughter’s Girl Scout troop and love spending time with her as part of the troop. My son keeps me entertained with his tech savvy nature and inventions. My husband and I enjoy writing stories together and look forward to quiet days of make believe and wonder.
I began my career by earning an Associate of Liberal Arts in Social Work in 2008. I used this education, not only as a young mother and wife, but to also volunteer for both a women’s society and children’s group in my area. I entered the education field by working for Woodville Independent School District in 2010 and then Lamar University in 2012. In 2013, I earned a Bachelor of Science in Psychology where my love for human interaction blossomed. I earned a Master of Education in Mental Health Counseling from Lamar University in 2017. I began working with Hardin County CSCD in 2018 as a therapy provider for this population. I am currently work full time with both Tyler and Hardin Counties on a pilot program and have a small private practice. I have been granted LPC status by the state of Texas, approved as a LSOTP and am a DWI-Intervention license holder. As a Nationally Certified Counselor in a private practice setting, I look forward to being of service to my community.
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