Abuse, Anger Management, Anxiety, Asperger's Syndrome, Behavioral Issues, Borderline Personality, Career Counseling, Child or Adolescent, Chronic Impulsivity, Chronic Pain, Chronic Relapse, Codependency, Coping Skills, Depression, Developmental Disorders, Divorce, Domestic Abuse, Domestic Violence, Drug Abuse, Dual Diagnosis, Eating Disorders, Emotional Disturbance, Family Conflict, Gambling, Grief, Infertility, Infidelity, Intellectual Disability, Internet Addiction, Learning Disabilities, Life Coaching, Marital and Premarital, Men's Issues, Obesity, Obsessive-Compulsive (OCD), Oppositional Defiance, Parenting, Peer Relationships, Pregnancy, Prenatal, Postpartum, Racial Identity, Relationship Issues, Self Esteem, Self-Harming, Sex Therapy, Sexual Abuse, Sexual Addiction, Sleep or Insomnia, Spirituality, Sports Performance, Substance Abuse, Teen Violence, Transgender, Trauma and PTSD, Traumatic Brain Injury, Video Game Addiction, Women's Issues
I earned a Bachelors of Acts (BA) in two social science fields, political science and marketing, from Stephen F. Austin State University in Nacogdoches TX, a Masters of Business Administration (MBA) degree from the University of Dallas in Irving TX, and a Masters of Science (MS) in Counseling from Texas A & M University in Corpus Christi. I am currently pursuing doctorate studies in the psychology of happiness.
I have been a licensed professional counselor (LPC) for over 20 years and have worked with clients of all ages and varied backgrounds. Just over 10 years ago, I became a licensed professional counselor supervisor (LPC-Supervisor) allowing me to clinically supervise LPC-Interns seeking permanent licensure. I have provided counseling to individuals, couples, families, groups, as well as foster and potentially adoptive children and teens. I have counseled clients with minor life stressors to those who are dealing with major mental health diagnoses. My style has been to collaboratively help clients develop useful coping skills in a manner that they can use for themselves.
Treatment Approaches and Interests:
I help clients using Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) with a particular focus on Rational-Emotive Behavioral Therapy (REBT) techniques, but I borrow heavily from Family Systems, Mindfulness and Spiritual Counseling as requested, and other holistic approaches to wellness. I view clients as the masters of their own lives, and my role is to guide, educate, inform, support, and encourage them in that discovery. I am also currently exploring the role of happiness and resiliency through the relatively new field of Positive Psychology as it intersects Spiritual Psychology. I provide a safe, collaborative, and supportive environment where I can contribute to a person’s well being and perhaps, even a new way of looking at a situation with new eyes.
I enjoy spending time with family and friends, physical exercise, reading, doing meditation, and I have a side interest in applying counseling methods to help organizations of people function more smoothly and increase employee happiness.
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Portrait Health Centers
422 East Lamar Blvd, Suite 108
Arlington, Texas 76011
P: (817) 751-7802