I too missed the message that marriage was not a fairytale. I guess I fell asleep on that part of the story. Marriage is a lot of sacrifice and compromise, which can feel pretty harsh. Sometimes you smile, even when you want to cry, but if you’re crying more than smiling, we have to talk. Marriage can work and you can live happily ever after. Nothing does my heart better than seeing couples flourish after learning skills and techniques to communicate effectively and better understand one another in relationship. I am a Gottman level 2 trained counselor which means I have a set of tools for your tool box to build a happy and lasting relationship with your spouse. No matter what you are dealing with remember…if two are willing then there is hope!
“Being the best that I can be starts with me, knowing me!!” We all have unconscious motives, feelings, urges, thoughts and defenses that control our daily actions. In fact, on a good day we really don’t know who we are. One of the keys to getting unstuck from life’s issues, is knowing who we are and (mentally, emotionally, physically, and spiritually) how we react to things that are thrown our way. Gaining a better understanding of self is sometimes a hard pill to swallow but look at the flip side, once you swallow the pill, the cure is on its way. Not so bad huh? It really is all about a better understanding and how we look at things.
Sometimes we get so bogged down with the cares of this world that we forget we really are true conquerors. We all possess skills to overcome obstacles, but sometimes we need help sharpening those skills in order to release the warrior in us. Most of the time, things are not as bad as they appear but if we give up without trying, how will we know? I believe you have greatness in you and I am here to help you unleash your natural abilities and potential to effectively deal with those things that have bogged you down. You are an overcomer, and you can do this! I’m here to help.
The biggest problem is not the actual problem but instead, failing to accept that we have a problem and not obtaining the skills to effectively deal with the problem, is the problem.
I’ve spent over 24 years helping children, adults, families, and couples sort through issues they did not have the skills or know-how to do themselves. I can help you, too. Some of my specialties include grief and loss, depression, infertility, anxiety, trauma, and post-traumatic stress disorder. I work with both adults and couples.
- BS in Social Work, University of Texas at Arlington
- Masters in Social Work, University of Texas at Arlington
- Licensed Clinical Social Worker
- Trained in Gottman Couples Therapy level II
- Premarital Counseling
- Betrayal Partner Trauma Therapy
- Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
- EMDR (Trauma Therapy)
- Wife of 23 years to a wonderful man, mother of two beautiful children
- Christian Counseling for those who desire
WHO I SERVE: Adults and Couples
FEE: $125 for 50-minute session
Insurance: BCBS and United Healthcare
Licensed Professional Counselor #32134
Texas Department of State Health Services