As humans, we are smart, we do what works until it doesn't. Then we keep doing what used to work for a while hoping it will sync up and frequently it does work again. Yet we have other situations where we continue to do what used to work and it does not work again and neither do the alternatives we attempt.
This is a point in which seeking someone from outside your circle, with a fresh perspective is to your benefit. In every journey, when we are uncertain of what path to take next we can benefit from a guide. A guide to navigate not only the stresses inherent in everyday life, but a guide to overcome the stresses that keep you stuck, scared, and overwhelmed.
Otherwise, these obstacles grow bigger and take up more space in your life. They show up in your performance at work, in your relationships, your sleep, even your health.
Life does not need to be like this, you deserve to live a life free of anxiety, a life that you love.
I know how hard it is to be bogged down by anxiety, depression, and relationship problems, and to wonder everyday, “will things always be this bad?” I've dedicated my life to being a guide for others through these challenging experiences of life.
ALL ABOUT THERAPY
Ever since I was young, I knew I wanted to get into something that would make a difference in people’s lives. This interest led me to the study people and how we function. As a Licensed Clinical Social Worker serving the Dallas Fort Worth metroplex I’m able to use my knowledge, experience, and expertise to help others be who they are.
Finding yourself is not really how it works in therapy or in life. You aren’t a missing sock hidden under the couch. You are not lost. You're right here, buried under the opinions of others as well as incomplete and inaccurate beliefs you have created and accepted about who you are.
Your standard issue human mind will continuously whisper stories to you about your deficiencies, your flaws, and how you and your life are not measuring up or missing something. It will spin you a spider web of tales about how you are incomplete, not there yet, not ok yet. It will tell you you are lost and need to seek and strive and get something in order to be found again.
Therapy is about is about an unlearning, an excavation, to be aware of the story you have about how the world works and what the world thinks of you. It is a letting go of the mental stories for a moment, especially the ones that tell you you’re deficient and need to be found or sorted out. Therapy can be the space in which all stories are seen as simply that. Stories which you can bend to your benefit.
I TRY TO BE THE THERAPIST I WOULD HOPE TO SEE
I'm straightforward, providing questions, support, instruction, and feedback. I’m active in our interaction. No bobblehead for you to deal with. You’re the expert on the details about you; my job is to help you make use of who you are to become more of whom you want to be.
To this goal, I utilize only evidence-based approaches in therapy. Isn't this what you want from a therapist? Someone who is going to support you and not waste your time with therapist babble?
As your guide, I will be helpful in making sure your emotional travels are successful – I look forward to getting to know you – the you of today and the even better you you will find on your journey.
Now The Usual Background
I am knowledgeable about what works, what doesn't work for us as humans, and how we change
I am experienced with more than 20 years as a therapist
I am successful in helping people develop the life they want
I could not have found a more engaging profession than assisting people to become more than they were yesterday
I have a Master's Degree in Social Work.
I hold the highest level of licensure in Texas as a Licensed Clinical Social Worker # 37948
I specialize in the treatment of depression, stress and anxiety-related issues, and relationships.
I work with individuals 18 years and older.
I provide therapy services face to face as well as online.
I have received intensive training for the cognitive-behavioral treatment of depression and anxiety and emotionally focused couples therapy.
I specialize because these human experiences have the ability to rob people of the life they desire, making it feel like a burden. Each of these are highly treatable if provided quality treatment.
I can't be skilled at everything and when seeking counseling you deserve to talk with someone who is both effective and efficient.