I am a culturally sensitive therapist and engage diverse individuals, couples, families, and groups, with my belief that cultural, racial, religious, gender, and sexual identities interact with and are very likely a vital component of one’s beliefs and behavior. I work with clients from ages 14 and older (some exceptions) with anxiety disorders, depression, trauma, bipolar disorder, borderline personality disorder, substance-related disorders, eating disorders, negative self-concept, difficulty moving forward personally or professionally, relationship concerns, and varied cognitive and behavioral conditions, as well as the trauma associated with oppression, injustices, and racism.
Using a variety of approaches, I guide you by helping you process your thinking and behavior; understand your self-perceptions; identify effective ways to best fit in your environments, while maintaining your true self; and work toward immediate short-range and long-range personal and professional goals.
This delivery system provides all the following services through the use of interactive audio and video technology, permitting real-time communication between the client and therapist for the purpose of consultation, diagnosis, and treatment. Using Zoom and/or cellular or landline connections, clients may engage in the services provided, from the comfort of their homes, offices, or various locations as determined appropriate by clients and clinician, always with the commitment to protect client privacy and confidentiality.
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
This approach focuses on identifying both the thoughts and behaviors that are causing distress, and changing those thoughts in order to readjust the behavior.
Dialectical Behavioral Therapy
This approach focuses on learning skills for emotion regulation, distress tolerance, interpersonal effectiveness, and the practice of mindfulness.
Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing
This approach focuses on diminishing or resolving the effects of trauma and anxiety by combining dual attention to traumatic memory and back-and-forth eye movements, alternating sounds, or vibrations (bilateral stimulation).
This approach focuses on the knowledge and information in the Bible as it relates to human thinking, behavior, and need and helps clients learn how to deal with problems scripturally.
This approach focuses on helping clients to identify and address hidden or subconscious issues through experiences such as role-play, guided imagery, the use of props, expressive arts, psychodrama, music, recreation, and a range of other activities.
This approach focuses on the client’s inherent strengths and builds on them to aid in recovery and empowerment.
Solution Focused Brief Therapy
This approach focuses on the present and the future desires of the client, rather than focusing on the past experiences, to achieve client’s desired outcome.
This approach focuses on the problems of functioning within a family system with its invisible rules, and disrupts dysfunctional relationships with the purpose of healthy relational stabilization.
This approach focuses on changing problematic behaviors, feelings, and thoughts by discovering their unconscious meanings and motivations.
This approach blends elements from various approaches according to individual client need.
Humanistic Therapy with focus on Client-Centered Therapy
This approach focuses on the client as the “expert” of self-change by emphasizing concerns, cares, interests, abilities, and strengths.
This approach focuses on helping clients to discover resilience, hope, meaning, and successful coping strategies with life’s changes regarding relationships, death, career, lifestyle, and a range of other circumstances.
This focus is on helping clients reach an amicable agreement with others via therapist facilitation.
This focus is on helping clients develop and hone creative talents, projects, and ideas.
This focus is on helping clients improve professional and personal quality of life matters, such as career, health, personal relationships, etc.
This service uses integrative therapy to provide education, tools, skills and insights to individuals, couples, and families in their homes in the least number of sessions possible and prepares the clients to move forward independently. This service is offered with restrictions and for a set fee.