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I find joy in helping individuals and couples reach their full potential and see new possibilities. I teach clients how to explore choices, learn how to un-struggle self-imposed chaos, and learn to live a life with ease, joy, peace of mind, clarity, with a sense of direction and purpose. I enjoy helping others with mastery and self-discovery learning to shift from " the saboteur and the inner critic" part of their thoughts to the "wise one, the magician, the compassionate observer and become their own cheerleader. I also use narrative therapy to helps others rewrite their script. I enjoy teaching others how to reframe their thoughts, stop self-sabotage, and learn to be kind and loving towards themselves, gaining inner strength, faith in themselves, and a belief that they CAN DO IT!
- 1974 Registered Nurse, Texas Board of Registered Nursing
- 1990 Graduated Texas A & M TAMUCC Masters Degree Counseling, Counselor Education
- 1994 LPC Texas Board of Licensed Professional Counselors
- 2005 Approved LPC Supervisor State of Texas
- 2008 Ordained Minister, Doctorate in the unrelated counseling field of Religious Studies
- 2018 LPC CEU Provider
- 2020 LPC Supervisor 40 Hour Virtual Training Program Provider
- Former Reiki Master, Prenatal Yoga Instructor, Lamaze Teacher, Hypnobirthing Practitioner, Prenatal Class Instructor
- Former Labor and Delivery Room Nurse, Psychiatric Nurse, Weight Loss Group Facilitator, Former School Nurse, Community Mental Health Nurse
- Advanced Training in Trauma, Pregnancy, Birth and Postpartum Counseling, Relationship, Marriage, and Couples Counseling, Energy Psychology, Hypnotherapy, EMDR, Play Therapy, Tapping (EFT, Meridian Therapy), Meditation, Holistic & Integrative Counseling, Somatic Therapy, Mindfulness, CBT, Spiritual Growth, Christian Counseling and Jungian Shadow Work
- Fellow Standing with the National Board for Certified Clinical Hypnotherapy
I incorporate research based integrative mindfulness, cognitive, dialectical behavior therapies, and somatic therapies, to help heal complex trauma, family or origins and relationship pain. I believe that we are a sum of all our parts. I am a resource to help others grow and enrich their lives promoting emotional wellness, health and wellbeing. I am here for others that are soul seekers and are on their personal spiritual journey. I have both secular and non-secular education. My practice is very diverse and I am sensitive to the needs of each person. I look at the needs of the whole person and help others explore their successes and areas that need improvement. We explore limited, negative thinking patterns, feelings of lacking, not measuring up, and the need to belong. We examine the negative impact of feelings “ of being less than" have on us. Together we explore boundary setting, people pleasing, and anger turned inward and outward towards those we love. My hope is to empower those that I serve with the tools necessary to deal with the stress that life and relationships bring day to day.
My Passion is Creating New Beginnings and Helping People Heal Within
I love teaching others to explore their "shadow self," learn how they hold themselves back from happiness and living the they they deserve to have. I enjoy helping others create a shift in their thoughts and perspectives away from negative beliefs about themselves, self-doubt, fear, and feelings of unworthiness to having compassion for themselves and allowing themselves to love the most important person, themselves.
Attending the birth of a baby, creating a new beginning, helping others create a new life together, teaching others they deserve a fresh start are joys for me.
The fields of psychoneuroimmunology, the mind body connection, and the power of energy work are of great interest me. My favorite authors are: Louise Hay, Nick Ortner, Judith Orloff, Rhonda Byrne, and Joe Dispenza.
My professional focus has changed after 40 years of combined experience the mental health field as a nurse and professional counselor to my new role being more of a facilitator, teacher, and coach to clients seeking change, inner peace, joy, and balance. As professional counselor my work still involves teaching, training and supervision using research based therapies. After years of success in a private practice setting I offer consultation services to new therapists and counselors starting up a private practice. I find great pleasure working with couples and my style is a unique to my years of taking training courses by the noted gurus in couples therapy and creating my own style that helps the individual personally which in turn enhances the strength and bond of the relationship.
My biggest interest is learning and staying aware of the cutting edge information in the fields of medicine, wellness/health/nutrition, neuroscience, psychoneuroimmunology, and metaphysics and the mind/body/heart/spirit/soul connections.
I have a thirst for knowledge and a strong desire and willingness to provide excellence to those I provide services to. I am very dedicated to my LPC Associate Supervisees, clients, and students. I find joy in giving and the gifts I receive back from watching my clients, and students grow, find inner peace and live happier, more fulfilling lives.
I enjoying staying in the moment and enjoy what is happening in the Now! I want to help you do that too! I love to dig in the dirt with mother earth. I eat a plant based diet and enjoy cooking healthy and delicious meals. I love to spend time with my pets, family, and friends. I enjoy reading and curling up on the couch and watching television with my grandchildren and fur babies. I also enjoy reading for professional development and personal growth. I strongly believe that we should never stop growing and learning. I enjoy keeping up the latest research and innovative practice in mental health, energy psychology, and holistic wellness and health issues.
My goal is that you will leave feeling confident, empowered, and have an attitude of I CAN DO IT!
Please call me at (361) 688-8200 for additional information!