I believe it is important that you know the philosophy I take in addressing life issues. I have found in my own personal recovery that my relationship with the Lord is of utmost importance. In stating that, I want to emphasize that it is important to me to be sensitive to my clients on where they are spiritually and to meet them at their own place in their recovery process. I look at my clients from the perspective of four sides: the spiritual, mental, physical and emotional side. I have found when any one of those sides is out of balance, it makes it difficult to be resilient when life is challenging. I look forward to working with you in the healing journey! I have a Bachelor of Science in Education and a Masters of Arts in Counseling. I am a certified as a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) in the state of Texas. I am trained in EMDR and working on becoming a certified EMDR therapist. I also have over 150 hours of training in play therapy that includes a focus on working with the issue of grief, using animals in therapy, parent training, and therapy with teens and art therapy. I am a member of the American Association of Christian Counselors.
In creating my own sense of balance, I have many hobbies and interests that intertwine with my interactions with clients. Two of my hobbies that influence how I see life are quilting and mixed media. A quilt’s true beauty shines when all the pieces of fabric are sewn together. Like a quilt, when all the pieces of our experiences are put together the mystery of the good and the bad creates a pallet of beauty. Mixed media allows me to be a pretend artist! I can take something ordinary and turn it into art with a little bit of paint and splash of glitter…life is better! I also have a tremendous passion for animals. In my own personal recovery, I have learned an aspect of love through the love of God’s creatures, especially my dogs. I have a dachshund named mercy and two rescue dogs named Liberty and Dibs. All 3 with unique personalities and a story. I enjoy using their stories to help my young clients better understand the consequences of their actions. Some other hobbies that I have are traveling, reading, cooking, spending time with family and friends, and riding my bike.
“He heals the brokenhearted and binds up their wounds.” ~ Psalms 147:3