Years in Practice: 7 Years
School: Texas Tech Univeristy
Year Graduated: 2004
License No. and State: M0906003 Arkansas
As an LMFT, my approach is broadened to include how your presenting concerns impact relationships with your spouse, family and friends. This holistically emphasizes the need for change in you and your support systems so you can grow in a context that can adapt and accommodate your needs.
As a licensed minister, I am willing to integrate your faith into your treatment as much or as little as you desire.
Do you have a child who is defiant, acts impulsively, or struggles to show self-control? Is anxious, withdrawn, or depressed? Struggling socially or in school? Having difficulty adjusting to a stressful life experience? I primarily work with young children (2-10 years old) who are experiencing behavioral, emotional, psychological, and/or relational problems that are interfering with their functioning at home, school, and/or other settings. I believe strongly in the role that parents/caregivers and families have in the lives of their children and like to involve them as much as possible as I work with children.
As a Registered Play Therapist, I have received additional training, experience, and supervision in counseling children. Play therapy provides a developmentally-appropriate approach for counseling children. Kids often struggle to express themselves verbally and may not respond well to traditional counseling methods that are often geared to adults.
School: John Brown University
License No. and State: 700 Arkansas
Everyone has a story. Yours is unique and valuable, and I’m here to listen. Whether you have specific goals you’re working toward or just need a place to connect and sort through life, I would love to help.
Had enough? Give me a call when you’re ready to find rest, reboot your heart and mind, and strategize about the next steps in creating a healthier existence. As someone who has found myself at the crossroads more than once, I’d by honored to provide caring guidance as you figure out what change looks like. My goal is to provide a safe place where feelings can be explored and suggestions be considered, without any judgement or pressure. A good therapy session will be one where you feel heard, valued, challenged, and empowered. Nights and weekends available.
I’ve had the unique opportunity to wear a lot of hats in my life, including mother, police officer, and psychology professor. These have given me a soft spot in my heart and unique expertise to work with law enforcement, first responders, parents of infants, empty nesters, and college students.
Years in Practice: 7 Years
School: University of Arkansas
Year Graduated: 2005
License No. and State: 06-22P Arkansas
I work with adults who are struggling with mood and anxiety problems, including individuals with depression, bipolar disorder, or post trauma stress. Working collaboratively, my clients and I work to improve the quality of their lives – their work, their recreation, and their relationships. I also enjoy working with individuals who are struggling with life transitions, good or bad, that increase stress in one’s life.
Client-centred therapy: Each client comes with a unique set of beliefs, values, and ways of thinking. So the approach is tailored to individual clients, based on the information they share about themselves. Couples work is based on Gottman’s relationship principles and borrows from multiple other approaches.