I am a Black Woman, a therapist and a supervisor with ADHD. My passion is supporting people on their life's journey to Peace, Power and Joy
Licensed Professional Counselor in Dallas, TX
Depression is a state of hopelessness and helplessness that drastically changes everyday functioning. I address depression by identifying the negative thinking that gives depression its strength and replacing those thoughts with rational, kind, and true thinking that will motivate positive change.
I enjoy working with clients going into, through, or out of life changes. Our resilience is needed most when our sense of stability is shaken. Our minds are the key to making sure our perspective is helpful and honest and not brutal or disillusioned.
Anxiety is the mind's way of trying to control the future or keep us safe. Consequently, our past can influence our relationship to the future. The best way to manage those uncertainties is to embrace the now so we can use emotion to direct our future behavior. I love working with a client with anxiety because is an opportunity to uncover possibility and optimism in a mind conditioned to avoid risk.
I use CBT as a way to help clients move beyond self-awareness to self-exploration in order to increase self-control with compassion and helpful thinking. I address the three central negative core beliefs of worthlessness, helplessness and hopelessness and how they impact our everyday thinking. Clients will learn to recognize illogical and unhelpful thoughts, how to use emotions for their purpose and how to change their behavior to be in line with their core values.
I use the Prepare Enrich (Certified Facilitator/Trainer) as the foundation to help couples explore their strengths and growth areas in their relationship. I also use Gottman and CBT Techniques to deeping couples understanding of each others world while maintain a healthy sense of individuality. I specialize in interracial/intercultural couples, couples with trauma histories, and couples LGB Couples
I use Trauma Focused CBT to help Clients with Trauma histories learn the nature of trauma as a whole and for them individually. Clients learn to create safety for themselves and within relationships through healthy boundary setting. I also help client reframe their trauma narratives and engage in radical forgiveness. Clients gain a sense of self-control and heal long term wounds in order to live fully in their authentic self.