I know what it’s like to struggle. I have a couple of learning disabilities that made education a challenge for me growing up. I was often underestimated, misunderstood and even disciplined for my uniqueness. But I never gave up. I am proof that you can overcome adversity and come out stronger on the other side. It’s my goal to help you learn to find the same strength and drive in yourself to achieve the life you want to live.
Even with the struggles I faced academically, I found the hardest time in life to be from about age 10-21. Puberty, preadolescence and young adulthood are simultaneously exciting and difficult times in life. You feel stuck between being a child and wanting to be independent with your own unique identity. You try to find your place to fit in the world while struggling to fully discovery who you really are. I love working with these ages because I see the transitional stages as opportunity to create your own art on life’s canvas.
However, there are other changes in life that can present in similar ways. Changing careers, residence and family dynamics can occur throughout the lifespan and can present a similar confusion with the fresh start. I focus on helping people through the variety of transitions and life changes they experience at all ages, recognizing each person’s experience is unique to you.
Ph.D. Counseling Education & Supervision, Texas A&M University – Commerce
M.A. Counseling, Dallas Baptist University
B.S. Psychology & Mathematics, Texas A&M University – Commerce
Research, training and publications focused on foster care and adoption experiences and transition to young adulthood
Married for 10½ years
True Texan born and raised in DFW (you might catch me talking with a Texas accent sometime)
WHO I SERVE: Pre-teens, Adolescents & Adults (ages 4-9 on a case by case basis)
FEE: $125 for 55-minute sessions
Insurance: Optum/United Healthcare
Licensed Professional Counselor #76148
Texas Department of State Health Services