Licensed Professional Counselor-Supervisor (LPC-S) in Texas #15850
National Certified Counselor (NCC)
Certified Eating Disorder Specialist (CEDS)
B.S. in Biomedical Science from Missouri State University
M.S. in Exercise Physiology from University of Illinois
M.Ed. In Counselor Education from University of North Texas
I view life as an existential journey during which we learn, grow, and constantly develop. I believe that various life changes and traumas impact how we interact with our world, and a persistent disconnection with our world and with ourselves leads to a less fulfilling existence. I practice counseling from a systems-perspective, and social justice counseling principles are the basis for my worldview. I believe that our lives and our issues must be viewed within the contexts of our inner and outer environments. My goal is help my clients live a life worth living, whatever that means to the individual.
In counseling I use cognitive behavioral therapies, internal family systems, and motivational interviewing. My professional experiences include working as a counselor in an inpatient setting, in a university counseling center, and in a non-clinical role providing juvenile court case management. I am trained to provide counseling services for a variety of issues including depression, anxiety, substance use disorders, eating disorders, life stage adjustment issues, suicidality, sexual traumas, and other complex traumas.
Licensed Professional Counselor-Intern (LPC-I) in TX # 80521, supervised by Dawn Dillon, LPC-S, NCC, CEDS
B.S. in Physical Education, Exercise Science from East Tennessee State University
M.A. in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from LaGrange College