I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW #53017) and Board-Approved Supervisor, and Registered Play Therapist (RPT #T4522) in Texas, as well as a registered telehealth provider in Florida ( #TPSW1819), with over fourteen years of experience providing individual, family, and group psychotherapy to children, adolescents, and adults. My areas of specialty include treating complex trauma, depression, anxiety, helping clients cope with self-injurious thoughts and behaviors, and suicidal ideation. I enjoy working with families to navigate conflict, establish healthy communication, and improve relationships.#
My approach to clinical work includes a client-centered, collaborative perspective to identifying sources of emotional distress with my clients. Together we will work to develop mutually agreed upon treatment goals and address problem areas with the most appropriate interventions. I feel it is important to begin where my client is at in order to more fully understand all aspects of what may be contributing to current areas of difficulty - family of origin, current and past relationships, biological or medical factors, and life stressors. Therapeutic work can often be a difficult journey but with support, direction, and encouragement it is one that can be quite rewarding in the end. I look forward to assisting you throughout your process toward healing and a better sense of well-being
I am a Certified Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapist (TF-CBT), Registered Play Therapist (RPT), and Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) trained therapist, as well as trained and experienced with providing Cognitive Processing Therapy (CPT) and Prolonged Exposure (PE) among others., and am an approved provider of CPT through the Strong Star Provider Network (https://www.strongstartraining.org/network). Additionally, I often utilize a wide variety of therapeutic approaches to treat symptoms of PTSD and trauma, depression and anxiety, or the effects of relational difficulties among other issues. I have extensive knowledge and experience working with clients who have experienced complex trauma, abuse and neglect, combat veterans, survivors of military sexual assault, as well as those involved with the legal system (criminal, civil, and family court cases) and TDFPS.
I am a Board-Approved Supervisor through the Texas State Board of Social Worker Examiners and can provide supervision to Licensed Master Social Workers (LMSW) seeking their advanced clinical licensure in Texas.