Welcome! I'm an LCSW and Louisiana native who practices in both, Texas & Louisiana. I’ve worked with a variety of clinical presentations, in various clinical settings. I have experience working with youth, adults, veterans and families. The settings in which I’ve practiced include intense inpatient, clinic, substance use disorder treatment, mental health rehabilitation, correctional rehabilitation facility and school settings. I'm newly EMDR TRAINED. I collaboratively assist clients with improving their self-esteem and self-worth, processing trauma, managing depression and anxiety, challenging negative thought processes, emotion dysregulation, and processing symptoms of grief and mood disorders. This is a collaborative therapeutic process that allows fostering healthy intrapersonal and interpersonal relationships, resolving symptoms of grief and trauma, modifying negative internal narratives, managing anxiety and depression, decreasing emotion dysregulation and dissociating, and fostering one's sense of self. I've worked with adults, families and adolescents who experienced anxiety, depression, family transitions, trauma wounds, anxiety, low self-esteem, PTSD, LGTBQIA transitions, substance use, bipolar mood disorders, personality disorders and several other life challenges etc. I have been so honored to be present throughout my client's journeys of growth, if only to help unburden them from internal suffering. I strive to be both non-judgmental, and collaborative, while challenging those that fear based responses to the environment.
What can clients expect to take away from sessions with you?
It all starts with the intake. You can expect to discuss goals, treatment objectives, fears to continue rapport building, then the work starts.
What treatment methods and tools do you utilize?
I include Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), ACT (Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, CPT (Cognitive Processing Therapy), Motivational Interviewing (MI), Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT) and additional therapies that are catered to each person in each therapy journey. I'm newly EMDR trained.
Explain to clients what areas you feel are your biggest strengths.
My clients report that I give them this weird sense of safety, support and compassion, while simultaneously challenging them to foster behaviors conducive to the idealized version of themselves.