My experience assisting clients with childhood and adult sexual, mental, and physical trauma has been my focus throughout my education and career. I have experience in providing services for clients with co-occurring, multiple, and complex mild to severe mental illness diagnoses. The most common mental disorders I have experience with is treating depression, anxiety, and bipolar diagnoses. I have been involved in assisting clients with brief problem solving, situational issues, and longer term problems. I have experience with assisting clients through their process of grief, loss, or bereavement issues. I have experience working with diverse race, ethnic, national origin, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, ages, marital status, political beliefs, religions, immigration status, and mental and physical abilities without judgment or discrimination. I have provided a safe and trusting environment where people can explore/discover their past and current negative and positive realities and explore/discover a healthier well-being in the present and into their future. My experience while under-supervision for my clinical licensure was providing assessments, diagnoses, treatment and prevention of mental illnesses, and treatment of emotional and behavioral disturbances in individuals with an interdisciplinary team in a rural Oklahoma county mental health clinic for the Oklahoma Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse (ODMHSAS) state agency. While at ODMHSAS, in addition to treatment of individuals in the rural county in Oklahoma, I was a psychotherapist for jail inmates with various charges, various types of perpetrators of crimes, and their mental disorders from the county jail. This experience with jail inmates has taught me valuable lessons from both sides of a crime.
Not My Specializations:
I only do individual therapy.
Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT) I am not.
I do not do marriage/couples/family therapy. I recommend looking for an LMFT for your marriage/couples/family issues.
Since I do not do family therapy, I will not discuss with you anything that is confidential about your child. This means only emergency issues will be discussed with parents. This will provide the child a safe place where they will feel validated, heard and understood.
I recommend looking for a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT) or another licensed professional to assist you with the following issues:
Children that are involved in custody battles between their parents.
Children/parents/families that are involved in abuse allegations.
Children/parents/families that are involved in Child Protective Services (CPS) cases.
I will not counsel any children/family that are involved in divorce custody battles or child abuse allegations.
I received a Bachelor of Arts and Science in Psychology at Dallas Baptist University and a Master of Social Work at The University of Texas at Arlington. While under-supervision for my clinical licensure, I completed over 4000 hours of practice in 3 years and 4 months of direct service with mild to severe mentally ill clients at ODMHSAS. Once I received my LCSW license, I decided to completely focus on private practice to provide in-person counseling, online counseling, and complementary services to assist others towards their healing, growth, and change. With all new experiences, private practice has taught me more of my strengths and successes, including my weaknesses and mistakes. Learning from my mistakes and growing from my weaknesses has been my goal from beginning college to now.
I am trained and certified as a Usui/Holy Fire III Reiki Ryoho Master practitioner to complement our counseling services.
I am trained and certified in hypnotherapy to treat various types of problems.
Brief Problem Solving
Employee Assistance Programs
Mental Abuse Adult Survivor
Physical Abuse Adult Survivor
Processing Relationship Problems
Sexual Abuse Adult Survivor
Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW): Oklahoma
Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW): Texas
Ages I Serve:
From 12 to 100
The Grief Recovery Method
Managing Suicide Risk Collaboratively: The CAMS Framework
CAMS Role Play Training
Introduction to Motivational Interviewing
Behavioral Health Wellness Coach
Usui/Holy Fire III Reiki Ryoho – First and Second Degree Reiki
Usui/Holy Fire III Reiki Ryoho – Reiki Master
Reiki Membership Association – The International Center for Reiki Training, Since 2019
Phi Alpha Social Work Honor Society, Since 2012
National Association of Social Workers (NASW), Since 2011
Sigma Kappa Delta English Honor Society, Since May 2008
Association of College Unions International – Institute for Leadership, Education and Development, Since 2005
Psi Beta Psychology Honor Society, Since 2005
Phi Theta Kappa, Since 2004
Honors and Awards:
United Way of Metropolitan Dallas – Volunteer Service Award Nominee, June 18, 2013
The President’s Volunteer Service Award for 3 years, 2010 – 2013
The Turning Point – Rape Crisis Center, Volunteer/Intern of the Month for Outstanding Service, May 2010
Hospital Call Rape Victim Advocate Honoree for 2 years, 2010 – 2011
Dean’s List, 3 years, 2004 – 2007
Phi Alpha Social Work Honor Society at UTA, Secretary, 2012 – 2013
Psi Beta Psychology Honor Society at Collin College, Treasurer/Secretary, 2004 – 2005
Dallas County Probate Courts Investigator Office, Dallas, TX, Court Visitor, 2014
City Walk@Akard – CitySquares Partner, Dallas, TX, Case Manager, 2013
The Turning Point – Rape Crisis Center, Plano, TX, Hospital Rape Victim Advocate, 2010 – 2013