I began counseling in 1989. My state license and national certification came with years of experience as a grade school counselor in East Texas. To broaden my experience, I was an intern with a hospital drug rehabilitation center. After 30 years in public education, 16 of those years as a school counselor, I joined Houston Center for Christian Counseling in the fall of 2007.
I work with children, adolescents and adults in multiple areas. Many clients are adjusting to new situations, while others are seeking a diagnosis to clarify behaviors that are concerning them. I enjoy working with people who want to effect a change in their lives and those who are trying to go the next step by changing their perspective about their place and purposes in God’s will.
I am a Registered Play therapist, and I completed Registered Play Therapy – Supervisor credentials in 2016. I like to involve the family especially when Cognitive Behavioral Therapy is introduced. I believe young children often use toys and play as expressions of their feelings and that parents maintain the structure and shape a child’s world of experiences.
My trauma training is in Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR). This is a thoroughly researched method of decreasing the emotional impact of major and minor trauma. It can also be utilized to increase feelings of security, self-esteem and well-being.
My approach to counseling is that God created a multitude of personalities and circumstances to assure us that we are unique and meant for a special journey in His love and care. I feel that it is a privilege to be included in my clients’ search for a full life in Christ. Through God directed choices, prayer, planning and self-discipline, we are able to receive the joy that arrives with self-actualization.
I am single and love to visit my two brothers, sister and their wonderful children and grandchildren. I enjoy pets, plants, travel and eating. I have a sweet tooth that troubles me.
Registered Play Therapist – Supervisor