I attended Northwestern State University where I received a Bachelor of Science Degree in Psychology. I earned my Master’s of Science Degree in Mental Health Counseling from the University of North Texas, specializing in women’s issues. I have worked in a variety of settings providing individual, group, and family therapies both in outpatient and inpatient facilities along with a school setting working with children. I am a National Certified Counselor (NCC) along with being a member of the Louisiana Counseling Association. I am licensed by the State of Louisiana as a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC 5848).
I believe that the great benefit of therapy is to go beyond reducing symptoms, and to gain insight into why those symptoms are present so you can gently resolve them at a deeper level. After recognizing underlying problems, you can fully realize your strengths and adjust certain behaviors and thoughts to see things differently.
I enjoy working with children, adolescents, young adults, adults, couples and families. Some of the approaches that I utilize are; cognitive behavioral therapy, interpersonal, dialectical, and family systems based.
My counseling style is supportive but firm. I believe that therapy is a personal time for you and your family and should be a time for growth and exploration. To achieve the goals that you will be setting for you or your family there will be some times that will be uncomfortable, but in the end it will be worth it. Seeing your moody adolescent smile again, your family enjoying their time together and the communication between you and your spouse improve is what Mindful Health Counseling stands for.