I have a BA in Psychology from the University of Houston, Clear Lake, TX Campus, a MA in Christian Education, and a MA in Marriage and Family Counseling from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, Fort Worth, TX. Also, I hold a LCDC and LPC license issued by the State of Texas. My formal education has prepared me to teach, write, and counsel individuals, couples, and groups.
I have worked at MHMR’s in-patient addiction and mental health facility in Fort Worth, TX. Also, I have worked for Star of Hope Missions as the LCDC, Therapist, and currently the Recovery Therapist. I have experience in counseling for grief, trauma, drug/alcohol,/sexual addiction, mental illness, and cross-cultural issues. My additional background in church ministry includes missions, leading Sunday school classes, and training others to teach as volunteers in the church.
I approach counseling from a biblical perspective using the cognitive-behavioral approach accompanied with the systems dynamic. The techniques incorporated include, but not limited to, active listening, assessments, homework, questioning and discussion, in-session assignments, and prayer. The systems dynamic incorporates the understanding that the individual’s issues and goals are affected by his or her environment, therefore, adjustment in the environment must occur to reach one’s goals. The cognitive-behavioral approach focuses on thoughts and behaviors, while recognizing emotions are the result of our beliefs of the environment. My biblical perspective focuses on experiencing a continual and authentic encounter with the Trinitarian God through His revealed Word which affects all aspects of self.