can be a difficult one. It can be hard to
imagine feeling and functioning
better in your daily life or accepting
a “new normal."
BETTER IS POSSIBLE.
Serving Clients All Over Texas via Telehealth
A SPACE FOR ACCEPTANCE, EMPATHY, COMPASSION, HEALING, AND RECOVERY
I PROVIDE A JUDGEMENT-FREE ENVIRONMENT TO AFFIRM YOUR STRENGTHS. I CAN HELP YOU LEARN TO MITIGATE PROBLEMATIC BEHAVIORS, BELIEFS, THOUGHTS, AND FEELINGS, ULTIMATELY LEADING TO IMPROVED COPING SKILLS, BETTER RELATIONSHIPS, AND BETTER OVERALL MENTAL WELLNESS. I TREAT ADULTS WITH ANXIETY, DEPRESSION, GRIEF AND LOSS, PTSD, AND OTHER DISTRESSING LIFE EVENTS.
I decided to become a therapist because I am constantly amazed by the resiliency of the human spirit and learning about how people adapt and survive. I am humbled to witness and be a part of someone’s healing process and learn about their life stories.
Through my work, I’ve witnessed how childhood trauma and other distressing experiences that occur can lead us to receive messages about ourselves that are false and destructive.
The therapeutic process fosters an environment to unpack those false beliefs, creating cognitions that are accurate and adaptive, leading to a more authentic, fulfilled life moving forward. Being a part of that process and promoting mental wellness is my life’s work.
I received my Bachelors (BSW) and Master’s Degree in Social Work (MSW) from Texas State University in San Marcos. I have over 20 years of Social Work experience working with diverse client populations in child welfare, acute care hospital settings, and psychiatric facilities.
My style is direct and compassionate. I aspire to assist you on your journey back to living your life with improved perspective and adaptive coping mechanisms.
I am a Certified EMDR Therapist. EMDR is widely recognized to be an effective treatment for trauma and other distressing experiences. Additionally, I provide other treatment modalities to fit each individual’s needs.
Frequently Asked Questions
Your brain has the ability to heal from psychological trauma in the same way your body has the capacity to heal from physical illness.
Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) is a psychotherapy technique that has been proven effective in helping process trauma and other distressing events in adaptive ways. The EMDR process mimics the Rapid Eye movement (REM) sleep cycle while alert, present, and thinking about the distressing event. EMDR is effective in treating Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, Anxiety, Depression, Phobias, Grief and Loss, and other distressing events.
EMDR is as effective via Telehealth as it is in person provided you have a safe, private environment for sessions.
I offer clinical consultation for therapists who have completed EMDR Basic Training and are interested in becoming an EMDR Certified Therapist or growing their current skills. Group consultation is limited to five people. 90-minute Group Consultation is $60 and 60-minute Individual Consultation session is $100. All consultation sessions are done virtually.
Telehealth uses technology to deliver mental health care services. I am available to do sessions via live video conferencing.
- Getting mental health care without traveling saving you time and travel expenses.
- You can receive services in your environment at home, car, or wherever you feel safe to speak confidentially.
Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) is an issue that can develop after a person experiences a physical or psychological trauma such as sexual assault, war, traffic accidents, extended hospitalization, violent crime, or any event that a person finds distressing.
Trauma is not limited to these serious events. Trauma is about the negative messages you receive about yourself due to any event you found distressing and how those messages impact your functioning.
Some symptoms include flashbacks, hypersensitivity, avoidance of the situation, nightmares, trouble sleeping, and overwhelming memories of the event, which last a month or more after the traumatic event.
You may be experiencing depression if you have any of the following symptoms and it has lasted longer than two weeks:
- Sadness or despair
- Decreased self-esteem
- Sleep disturbance such as insomnia or hypersomnia
- Inability to draw pleasure from activities you once enjoyed
- Fatigue and decreased sex drive
- Feeling numb
Experiencing some anxiety is normal. However, an anxiety disorder can be a disruption to your daily functioning if you frequently have intense, excessive, persistent worry/fear around situations that you encounter daily.
People who have an anxiety disorder may have gastrointestinal (GI) problems, have the urge to avoid things that trigger anxiety, or may experience frequent feelings of impending danger or doom. People who have experienced trauma or a build-up of stress are at greater risk of experiencing an anxiety disorder.
Yes. I treat adults in individual sessions. Please contact me for a free initial phone consultation. This is not intended to be a therapy session but rather an opportunity for you to ask questions and decide if you would like to work together.
Sessions are typically scheduled weekly or twice per month, depending on each client’s individual needs.
Yes. I am in network with Blue Cross Blue Shield and Medicare. Please contact me to verify that I’m in a network with your insurance provider.
If I am not in network with your insurance provider, I’m happy to assist you with the documentation you will need to be reimbursed for using out-of-network benefits.
I schedule appointments Monday – Thursday from 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM.
My fee is $150 for a 50-minute session. Payment methods include Visa, Master Card, Discover, American Express, Health Savings Account.