Years in Practice: 30+ Years
School: University of Arkansas at Little Rock
Year Graduated: 1977
License No. and State: C-264 Arkansas
After thirty years of practice as a psychotherapist and twenty years of teaching graduate students my primary goals remain the same: I intend to help clients discover their own strengths and resources. I enjoy empowering clients to confidently utilize their abilities to improve the quality of life and experience healing recovery from crises. An ideal client allows me to work jointly with them in a partnership to enjoy a sense of their own worth and resilience.
I work in the following speciality areas: Anxiety disorders Grief and Loss recovery Hypnosis for healthy eating habits Dreamwork interpretation Sleep disorders Depression disorders
I have an appreciation for the spiritual dimension of a client’s life. I respectfully work a client’s sources of inspiration and their search for meaning and purpose in their world.
Years in Practice: 20+ Years
School: Southern Arkansas University
Year Graduated: 1983
License No. and State: P9208016 Arkansas
I see myself as an emotional fitness trainer. I can help you fine tune your communications skills, work on assertiveness, and improve self-esteem. I enjoy couple’s work–helping each learn to understand and meet the other’s needs, therefore enhancing the satisfaction of both. I can help stressed and depressed individuals learn ways to take better care of themselves as they begin to listen to their bodies. I have over 20 years experience as an Employee Assistance Professional, specializing in solution-focused therapy.
I specialize in codependency, marital issues, parenting concerns, communication problems and substance abuse. I offer individual, couples, family and group counseling for adults and adolescents.
I believe that life is a journey–a series of problems–and that talking with an objective listener can help with the challenges encountered along the way.
I am a Registered Play Therapist with the Association for Play Therapy. Play therapy is an effective, clinically proven tool used in counseling with children to help work though problems that are difficult to talk about. Examples of some issues are depression, self-esteem, school issues, anger, and trauma.
I am trained in Child Centered Play Therapy (CCPT) and Filial Family Play Therapy among others. I have presented internationally on Culturally Competent Play Therapy using Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Adlerian Play Therapy, and CCPT.
My approach includes blending Eastern and Western somatic modalities with cognitive and trans-personal counselling psychology. With a strong focus on mindfulness, this process allows you to become aware of your thoughts, feelings, and sensations and how they manifest in your body. Somatic psychotherapy differs from traditional psychotherapy in that it explores and relies on the wisdom of the mind-body-spirit connection as a powerful gateway for healing, expanding awareness, and developing resilience.
I am a warm, seasoned, excellently-trained psychologist. I help individuals who are feeling unhappy in their lives, with themselves or with their relationships. My specialty area is helping people cope with chronic illness. I virtually always have a few clients with these challenges, while the majority of my clients struggle with other issues.
As a Professional Member of the Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation of America (CCFA), I have developed expertise in helping others cope with Inflammatory Bowel Disease, and subsequently, with other chronic illnesses (eg. Cancer; Diabetes, …). I’ve seen how pain can initiate growth, and ultimately, strength. This belief guides my practice and optimism.
My passion is helping people achieve their goals and address their concerns. But, I know the first step is often the hardest step. For over a decade I have been working with individuals and families obtain their goals. Whether you know specifically what you want to achieve or just know you want something different, we’ll journey through the process together in a respectful, safe and confidential manner.
I specialize in working with school age children and adults experiencing behavioral or mood issues. Each of us are unique individuals and need an individualized approach to optimize our efforts. Using evidence based strategies we’ll develop a plan that utilizes your strengths and takes into consideration your unique situation.
Provide comprehensive assessment involving psychological and school neuropsycholgical evaluations with school aged clients (3-22 yrs). Counseling services emphasize evidence based cognitive behavior methods.
Over 25 years of professional psychological services in school and residential settings.
Healing the hearts of individuals, couples and families is at the heart of my practice. I love to support & help you build and nurture healthy, positive relationships, resolve painful issues in your past or present, and identify what you want in your life and how you can make it happen.
I love helping you recognize & develop your strengths, improve your relationships, and resolve situations or issues that may be hurting you or your loved ones. Helping military spouses & families thrive within the culture of military life is an important part of my practice. A wealth of life experience combined with clinical training & expertise give me a deeper understanding of your needs and how to best help you. Building a comforting and encouraging therapeutic relationship with you with respect, compassion, and a down-to-earth approach is my foundation for helping you and your family achieve positive growth and change.
Is your relationship on the edge? Your relationship may be needing help in working out issues that may be causing stress and making it difficult to connect. I create a space for couples to express themselves while building a strong and satisfying relationship. I also work with women who may be feeling helpless, unwanted, or insecure build their confidence and personal worth. Are you a woman whose days are dragging due to sadness, lack of motivation, or a sense of hopelessness? Your struggles do not define you and I believe you can have the inner strength to overcome these obstacles.
I have experience treating a wide range of concerns including: family of origin issues, grief, loss, anxiety, depression, and addictions – both substance and process addictions such as sexual compulsivity. My graduate and undergraduate studies in neuroscience informs my work, it helps me see how the interaction between psychological, biological, and societal factors impact an individual’s experience and perception of the world.
You deserve a tailored, integrative approach suited to your needs. Together we will build a collaborative, therapeutic relationship to support you in creating the life you want.