I'm an LCSW Supervisor with over twenty years in the field of therapy including Play Therapy, EMDR, and Couples work.
Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Texas
I trained with Rick Levinson in 2016 on EMDR, or Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing. While therapists can use other modalities to treat past trauma, I've found this treatment to be hands down, one of the most robust interventions to overcome past trauma. I regularly take advantage of new trainings and application for this amazing orientation.
I've received training in the Developmental Model from the Couples Institute. This is foundational for all relationships but has a strong focus on how couples develop and get "stuck" in certain predictable places due largely to our particular upbringing and views based on our past experiences.
I received my graduate degree from California State University in Long Beach where I focused on Children, Youth and Families. The modality emphasized in the program was from a Systems Theory perspective.
I tremendously enjoy working with the aging population. I've found that no matter the age, we still have struggles with relationships, grief, and the challenges that transition brings. Whether we are moving into, through or well past retirement, how we relate to each other and our closest family members can always bring challenging adjustments.
Anxiety interferes with concentrating and functioning effectively in everyday life . Fear, procrastination, and avoidance keep you from accomplishing your goals. The constant nervousness and overthinking prevent you from relaxing and enjoying time with family and friends. You also know that holding onto this stress will eventually take a toll on your body. Let me help you manage this successfully so that you can know the control your missing.
Children and teens don't come with directions. We often don't want to be the same kind of parent that was role modeled for us and times have changed and brought other options. Your children will push boundaries and test the limits you’ve put down. But therapy can show you how to cope with your feelings when this happens—and how to manage the situation with love and consistency.