Counseling

My counseling technique tends to be strength based & client-centered with psychoanalytical and cognitive behavioral elements. This means that we build on strengths and acknowledge situations in the past that may be creating a barrier to what you want in your current life. As counselor and client, we identify individual goals of counseling together. Some clients see me weekly, every other week, or monthly, depending on each person's situation and availability of time.

Areas of Therapeutic Focus

I choose therapeutic modalities specifically designed to match each client's need and personality. Some of the types of things we might use in our sessions are listed below.

  • Sandtray therapy with children

  • Sandtray therapy with adolescents & adults

  • EMDR

  • Parts work (IFS)

  • Play therapy 

  • Social skills building

  • Psychoeducation

  • Art therapy

  • Groups

Services for Children

I worked many years as a school counselor in the education system at all levels (elementary, middle, and high school). I understand how difficult it can sometimes be to navigate through the system. I can provide consultation and support concerning the educational experience.

 
Examples of issues I work with:

  • Life transitions
    (divorce, moving, household changes)

  • Anxiety and depression

  • Incarceration of family members

  • Grief/Loss

  • Behavioral difficulties

  • Self-esteem

  • Social skills development

  • Body image

  • Gender identification

  • School difficulties

  • 504 support

Services for Adults

There are many reasons someone may decide to enter into counseling. I hope that if you are thinking about counseling, you will give yourself the support you deserve as move through whatever is happening for you. I am happy to speak with you before beginning counseling, to help you decide if I am the right fit for you.

 

Some of areas I have helped people with are:

  • Grief/Loss

  • Incarceration of family member or loved one

  • Divorce

  • Life transitions (changing jobs, divorce, etc.)

  • Past or current abuse situations

  • Family of Origin concerns

  • Parenting Support

  • Navigation of school systems

  • 504 navigation

Fees & Insurance

Counseling Sessions:

  • 45 min session   $130

  • 60 min session   $150
     

Texas Behavioral Health Executive Council

This is the agency that oversees my license. The Texas Behavioral Health Executive Council investigates and prosecutes professional misconduct committed by professional counselors.

They may be contacted at:

Texas Behavioral Health Executive Council

George H.W. Bush State Office Bldg.

1801 Congress Avenue., Ste. 7.300

Austin, Texas 78701

Please call 1-800-821-3205 for more information.