Since as far back as I can remember, I was one of those people who had an imaginary couch attached to their wrist, like a dog on a leash. In school, students and friends sought me out to help them with their problems.
One thing I did was keep it real. I was a straight shooter, so there were times when they didn't get the response they were looking for, but they trusted me. They knew it was genuine and came from a good place.
Sometimes they were looking for ways to get out of trouble (yes, I said it), or how to solve their personal and relationship woes.
I literally would say, "pull up a couch," or they would ask, "Can I lay on the couch?" We laughed about it, but most of the time they walked away with a plan, could see the bigger picture, and overall felt better about themselves.
Who knew I was practicing and preparing for my purpose?
What's it like working with me?
People tell me I have a way with creating a calming, peaceful atmosphere that makes them feel safe and easier for them to share the hard stuff.
I've also been told that folks don't feel judged and they feel understood. Heck, I've had strangers tell me they feel like they want to sit with me and tell me all about their problems. I guess I give off that vibe.
I am creative, and sometimes that means we can gain insight from some unusual and uncommon things during sessions.
Confession... if we work together in person, I don't always wear shoes. I like to take my shoes off, wear a blanket, drink coffee, tea, or water, and I'll encourage you to do the same. Get comfortable.
I like to use humor when it's appropriate. Don't get me wrong - I am serious about what I do, but sometimes laughter can be pretty powerful.
It is my life's mission to help you experience the healing transformation you deserve.
I work best with women 17 and up who are survivors of sexual trauma and/or narcissistic entanglements, whether it occurred in childhood or in your adult life.
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Other Nuts and Bolts about Me
Masters Degree in Clinical Mental Health from the University of Mary Hardin-Baylor (2015)
Licensed Professional Counselor (Texas License #75878)
Non-profit agency providing in-home community-based services
Private Practice Counselor
Public speaking engagements regarding Domestic Violence, and Depression and the Entrepreneur
Certified EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing)
Therapy Approach: Brainspotting, EMDR, and Mindfulness
Favorite population: Working exclusively with the female population (17 and up). We are often taught that everyone else comes before us, but we're going to break that mindset. We are special in our own right! And we ROCK - yes, I said that!
My calling and conviction come from a place of compassion and empathy that compels me to reach out to help you achieve transformation into freedom and grace. In other words, I was born for this!