Biography

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As a licensed professional counselor and cognitive behavioral therapist, my work consists of helping individuals overcome mental health problems that hinder them from leading happy and productive lives. Such problems could include bouts with depression, anxiety, relational and sexual issues, grief, self-image issues, low self-esteem, etc. By using a collaborative approach with my clients, I gain a greater understanding of how their personalities, backgrounds and belief systems affect their ability to function and succeed within their personal and career environments.

Through therapy, I help my clients identify and overcome whatever mental, emotional or physical obstacles stand in their way of achieving their goals. It is my firm belief that everyone has the ability to be happy and fulfilled in life, with the prospect of reaching their full potential. In sessions with my clients, I strive to create a warm and interactive environment that enables me to understand each person’s individual struggles. At the same time, I propose specific challenges to encourage forward progress and growth.

My educational background includes a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology from University of North Texas and a Masters degree in Counseling and Development from Texas Woman’s University, an area in which I am quite passionate. I also received experiential training from the Beck Institute for Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and possess a certificate in Anger Resolution Therapy. Currently, I am receiving training in the area of Play Therapy, with the expectation of being able to aid children and adolescents with their emotional and behavior issues.

My professional work experience includes the following:

  • Therapist for sexual assault and domestic violence victims, Cross Roads Family Services, Plano, TX
  • Counselor for adolescents struggling with life and addiction issues, Denton County Juvenile Post Adjudication, Denton, TX
  • Court Adult Counselor, Community Supervision and Corrections Department, Dallas, TX

Each of these experiences helped to enhance my therapeutic knowledge, skills and techniques to continue serving others in my profession. In addition, I gained a greater outlook and insight into the mental health issues most prevalent in society today that I may be better prepared with the professional skills to meet the needs of my community.

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