After working with adolescents for the past 21 years, I have had the opportunity to work with specialties, including depression, anxiety, grief and loss, trauma, addictions, mood and personality disorders, suicidal ideation, and relationship issues. I believe that the triggers and obstacles we have as children and teenagers are the same throughout our lives. We will be better equipped when we experience significant life issues if we learn how to identify our triggers and develop coping strategies. I have come to realize that most people are searching to discover who they are and their place in this world. Understanding yourself is not unique to teenagers. Many of us are not equipped with the coping strategies, resiliency, or conflict resolution skills to move through life and become independent. Becoming independent causes anxiety, depression, panic, fear, anger, and pain. I believe that every person has the answers within them to every challenge they face.
I have been married for 12 years to a former Marine, and the experience has given me a passion for working with veterans suffering from PTSD. We have a Swiss Mountain Dog named Duke, and he is super spoiled! I love animals and would adopt every dog that is out there if I could.
Certifications and License
Licensed Professional Counselor Supervisor (LPC-S)
Certified Clinical Trauma Professional (CCTP)
Certified Child & Adolescent Trauma Professional(CCATP)
Clinical Military Counselor
M.Ed. in Counseling from the University of North Texas (2009)
BAS in Math Education from Abilene Christian University (1997)
Professional license held in Texas as a Licensed Professional Counselor Supervisor (LPC-S) since 2015
Professional license held in Texas as a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) since 2012
2019 to 2020: Logos Services, LLC, Therapist
2010-2018: Grapevine High School, (Grapevine, Tx), High School Counselor
2014-2016: Grapevine High School, (Grapevine, Tx), Lead Counselor
2015-2016: Grapevine-Colleyville ISD, (Grapevine, Tx), High School Co-Lead Counselor
2009-2010: Polk Middle School, (Carrollton, Tx), Middle School Counselor
2009-2009: Creekview High School, (Carrollton, Tx), Counseling Intern
2000-2009: Creekview High School, (Carrollton, Tx), High School Math Teacher
1999-2000: Clack Middle School, (Abilene, Tx), Middle School Math Teacher
1997-1999: Trent ISD, (Trent, TX) 6-12 Math Teacher
Now seeing client in person at my new location in Colleyville!