Therapy is emotional work. It means removing blockages from your ability to be your best self. Often, our current functioning is related to our issues from the past. Until we have resolved past issues, we tend to carry them into our present life creating unfulfilling relationships and problems.
I will tailor my approach to your situation based on an extensive knowledge of theoretical approaches and therapy practices and considerable life experiences. It is important to know where you have been so that you can get where you are going. The client is the creator of the path. The therapist is the guide to the discovery of the path.
My style is casual, direct and validating. I respect the individual and individual goals. We will collaborate to meet your goals. The simple things lead to improvement. If you consistently apply only one technique that is offered, your life will change dramatically. Imagine what can happen if you apply 3 or 4 or 5 techniques! The result is all in your hands. Come on in and work with me to create your best you. I look forward to working with you.
Education and credentials
Licensed Certified Social Worker
Bachelors of Social Work, University of Arkansas
Masters of Social Work, University of Arkansas Little Rock
Extensive training in CBT, Mindfulness, Stress Management
Sixteen years as a licensed psychotherapist
Thirteen ½ years on the Emergency Response Team evaluating suicidal patients
Supervised and trained numerous therapists and interns for 3 local university programs
Clinical Manager and Director of Clinical Services for local mental health institutions
To help others feel better about themselves and their situation in the privacy of their own home, office or any other location of their choice. Everyone can benefit from therapy during a crisis or any time a person would like to have additional support or someone to talk to about specific things. Our approach is to allow the client to share as much or as little as the client wants to share. We offer a venue for accessing therapy in a comfortable setting either by chat, Skype or teleconferencing. Your privacy is ensured and we use HIPPA protected access.
Unfortunately, seeking therapy can have a stigma attached to it. However, our online services allow the client to bypass waiting rooms and intake processes. Unlike traditional therapy settings, we limit the number of people who have access to your most private information. Only you and your therapist will be privy to your innermost thoughts and feelings. You can have a cup of coffee or tea as you talk to your therapist in a casual way much like talking to a friend.
We remove some resistance and anxiety related to therapy by allowing you to be in the safety and security of your chosen environment. Online therapy can be a great way to get the assistance you need and want with a feeling of comfort and ease. No one has to know that you are receiving therapy.
We use light therapy for issues that are not related to a chronic mental illness. We will use a variety of therapies and theories to include: CBT, DBT, Solution-Focused Therapy, Social Exchange Theory, Trauma Focused Therapy and others. We do not provide court testimony or custody involvement.