- Cyber Bullying
- ADD/ADHD Evaluations amd Counseling
- Bullying by Peers at School
- Family Issues, Past and Present
- Anxiety Disorders
- Childhood Obesity/Bariatric Evaluations
- Mood Disorders in Teenagers
- Separation in the Family Anxiety
- LPC Intern Supervision for Teen Therapy
- Grief, Loss, Transitions, Adjustmet
I have over 40 years of combined mental health experience. I have worked as both a RN and psychotherapist working with individuals of all ages, with diverse backgrounds, and in a variety of settings. I am a mother of grown twins, and a grandmother of four!
I have worked as a nurse, caseworker, and counselor in schools, private practice, psychiatric hospitals, and community agencies.
I have been successful in building a professional rapport with teenagers having different needs and goals.
I use an intergrated Jungian/Gestalt/Midfulness CBT/ and Family Systems approach to therapy. I utalize a collaborative, faith, & strength-based approach with my clients. Some of my strengths as a professional counselor include my diverse education and training in the fields of nursing and pastoral care. I am a registered nurse and ordained minister with both secular and non-secular education.
I am very dedicated to your success in meeting your goals for the challenges you are having with your teen.
Parents are welcome to be a part of the team for change through this journey together.
I am warm, and genuine.
I work very hard to help my clients and their families feel confident and in control of their own lives.
I will provide families and teenages with tools and coping skills for self-monitoring, mood stabilization and emotional regulation to help teach you to respond rather than react to life stressors.
I am here to teach teenagers effective communication skills, how to set healthy boundaries and express their needs, feelings, and desires in a productive and healthy way.
I help teens and tweens identify their strengths and weaknesses and help them to explore what healthy and unhealthy thinking is, what a healthy relationship looks like, and address how unhealthy life styles and poor choices can damage their emotional and psychological makeup, put physical stress on their body and crush the human spirit.
My role as as an adolescent therapist and life coach is to educate, empower, guide, and support you and your loved ones during our work together.
I use both individual and family therapy when I work with children and teenagers. I strive in helping parents create healthy families and work directly with the family, and parents as well as the child or teenager that is being brought to therapy.
It is important that we work on strengthening the family bonds and address all of the problems with all of the family members to create a happy and loving home life.
The environment that you provide is the foundation of what your child or teen learns from.
If you provide a healthy home life and have a loving and nurturing home your child will be able to come to you and trust you.
Many times parents have created an unhealthy and dysfunctional home life and their child had made bad choices as a result of what they saw, learned, and believed growing up believing wrong messages. Please read the poem Children Live What They Learn. I believe that the majority ofof the time troubled teens are a result of unhappy homes and the parents bring the child in as being the "identified patient" and the one in need of "fixing." The sad thing is that once I begin to gather information about the child and the family the behavior the parent wants me to "fix" is a result of parenting, family violence, parental addiction problems, etc. I use a family systems approach and will want to meet with ALL of the FAMILY MEMBERS, BOTH PARENTS, SIBLING, AND STEP PARENTS.
I believe in the importance of creating a personalized treatment plan for each teen. I provide a holistic model of care (mind, body, soul). I have both secular and non-secular degrees and advanced training in care of the mind, body and spirit. I am an ordained minister and able to provide Christian and Faith Based Counseling upon request. I am here to meet your needs where you are and will help you to set up goals and teach you skills and provide you necessary tools to obtain both short and long term goals for your family and your teenager. I am very solution focused and work towards helping teens, families, and parents make realistic, gradual, and lasting changes..
Most of my practice is private pay. Most insurance plans do not cover family therapy. I am currently taking new clients that are Self Pay, and on United Healthcare, Blue Cross Blue Shied Federal and Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas. I take self pay clients for parenting, grief, family issues, mood disorders, anxiety, depression, binge eating, ADD/ADHD, OCD, fears, panic disorders, phobias,addictions, and behavior disorders.
If you have teenager with a mental health disorder that might be suffering form a mood disorder, anxiety, OCD, depression, ADD/ADHD or obesity please call my office. I am accepting self-pay clients currently that are not involved in custody battle,s court issues, CPS involvement, or litigation. If you are hoping to use your insurance, Call your insurance plan first and ask if I am on your panel, how many session your teenager is allowed, ask which services your teen is allowed (individual, group, family therapy, if you have a deductible and ask if you have met your deductible. Your copay is not applicable until you reach your deductible, Many insurance plans have between a 3,000 and 6,000 dollar deductible.
Please give us a call and we can see you as soon as possible.
We will be happy to coordinate your mental health care with your teenagers psychiatrist , pediatrician, or the health care provider prescribing your medications
Change is Possible and You and Your Teenager Can Do It! Create a Healthy and Loving Family!
I offer Integrative Holistic Wellness Counseling & Life Coaching Services to teenagers in Corpus Christi. My office creates a warm, friendly, and nurturing environment where you and your teen can explore the possibilities of creating your dreams, reaching your goals, and creating a happier and more peaceful life at home and at school.
I am your teens guide for transformation and change. Teengers will learn to follow the laws of attraction, identify the "blocks" that keep you from being happy, learn about your own blind spots and take responsibility for the part they play in attracting the wrong person, issues with friends, teachers, peers, friends, hanging out with the wrong people or being in in the wrong places and attracting repeated patterns of negative experiences in their lives. I take a holistic, whole person, and integrative approach to help teenagers facilitate making the changes needed occur.
Teens can learn to stop negative thinking, rid themselves of unhealthy patterns that can lead to isolation, heart ache, failure in school, and emotional pain. Get into college, pass those exams, turn your work in, think before you react, get the most out of life and really look at what you want and do not really want to create. Learn to be happy with your life at home and away from home. Teens learn to move forward and resolve issues from the past that created anger , anxiety, depression and make them feel stuck in misery, hatred, or fear. Teenagers learn to let go of old thinking patterns that are no longer working for then.
Ask us how Life Coaching and Hypnosis and benefit you and create fast, affordable and positive results.
Hypnosis Services for Teens:
- Substance Abuse
- Stop Smoking
- Weight Loss
- Anxiety Fears Phobias
- Test Anxiety
- Performance Anxiety
- Stress Management
- Sports Enhancement
- Nail Biting
- Bed Wetting
- Pain Management
5934 S. Staples, Suite 206| Telephone: (361) 688-8200| Fax: (361) 288-8377| Email: [email protected]