Life is hard. Change is harder. Change is confusing, scary and exciting all at the same time. Change isn’t a straight pathway but a maze of passages. At times we are capable to seek our own path alone but at times we are not. As human beings we have this extraordinary capability to adapt to our surroundings, not only merely to survive but thrive and live an enjoyable life. Everyone deserves to be happy and live a life of contentment. If there are obstacles which prevent or hinder this, there is help.
I believe we are a combination of our thoughts, emotions and behavior. An individual is a complex organism and contains numerous aspects and behaviors which should be evaluated independently. My desire is to help people in accepting their strengths and weaknesses; striving for improvement but understanding perfection is an impossible goal. Being the best you can be at that given moment is what I live by.
My personal and professional experience includes; parenting issues, relationship challenges, trauma, grief and loss, suicide, self-harming behavior, addiction, identity issues, depression, and anxiety.
Working toward change is a collaborative effort of myself, my client and any other parties which would be beneficial in your growth. Together we will create a realistic strategy. I believe in being active – insight alone does not produce change. The first step is believing change is possible. If you believe change is possible, reach out.
My Education and Experience
I am a Licensed Professional Counseling Intern and Licensed Chemical Dependency Counseling Intern in the state of Texas, under the supervision of Shahidrah Cowgill, LPC-S. I graduated from Texas Woman’s University with a Master of Science Degree in Counseling and Community Development. I also hold a Bachelor’s degree in Sociology.
My training began at the Denton County Juvenile Detention Center, gaining experience in working with adjudicated adolescents and issues ranging from behavior, substance and sexual abuse. After graduating, I began working as a Crisis Intervention Specialist working with various clients suffering from chronic mental illness and frequent suicidal ideation. In addition, I am trained in Eye Movement and Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) therapy.
My schedule is open to days, evenings and weekends. We will work together to find a day and time that works with your life.
I can be reached at (214) 475-0345 or firstname.lastname@example.org.