About Me

My Goals

 

Provide a safe and confidential environment  


Confront effectively life's changes and challenges

 

Enhancing effective emotional self-management

Establishing skills in areas as anger management, conflict  resolution, boundary-setting, problem-solving

 

Assist in finding effective solutions to inner conflicts

 

Developing effective strategies for managing grief

 

...and so much more

My Story

 

I began my educational journey in nursing where I discovered my passion in the mental health field. I have since earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology with a minor in Interdisciplinary Studies, a Master’s Degree in Counseling, and received my License as a Professional Counselor in the State of Texas.  

 

I have extensive experience working with people who have been diagnosed with serious mental health issues such as schizophrenia, bipolar, major depressive disorder, anxiety, personality disorders to list a few. 

 

I worked with a mental health community center where I obtained experience in psychosocial rehabilitation working as:

 - A Counselor 

 - A Diagnostician for services  

 - A Crisis Worker

 - An Intake Worker

While working at the mental health community center, I obtained my training and experience in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) which is used for managing depression, anxiety, some personality disorders along with other diagnoses.  During this time, I also received training and experience in Cognitive Processing Therapy for Post Traumatic Stress Disorder. 

 

I have obtained experience at a dual-diagnosis drug rehabilitation residential facility in the Dallas area where the residents were judicial offenders who not only experienced a diagnosed mental health disorder but also some form of substance abuse. 

 

I continue to study other disciplines and the newest techniques that have been proven successful.  I am a believer in change being a constant of life.  I continually pursue new and additional avenues of study, and am sincere about sharing this knowledge with others who want to bring positive change to their lives.

 

 Always learning...Always growing!

“Life has two rules:

     #1 Never quit

     #2 Always remember 

          rule # 1.”