• Licensed Professional Counselor since 1995
  • Licensed Professional Counseling Supervisor since 2000
  • Certified Clinical Hypnotherapist since 2001
  • Board Certified Counselor since 1995
  • Member, American Counseling Association since 2000
  • Member, Louisiana Counseling Association since 2000
  • Certified Trauma Specialist since 2010
  • Access Consciousness Bars Practitioner since 2019

     As a therapist, I am committed to helping you heal and live your best life. I can help you uncover the roots of your sadness, resolve traumatic events, and find the calm in any storm. The use of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) is a particularly effective technique for changing maladaptive thinking or behavioral patterns. This goal-oriented treatment approach will challenge you to change debilitating coping mechanisms.

     My goal is to partner with you on your journey towards mental health. I am very action-oriented and literally "get into the trenches" with you to help you feel safe and supported as we address your compartments of pain. There will be exercises that you will be asked to complete in between sessions to keep you engaged in your healing journey. From beginning to end, I remain totally engaged in completing "project new you".

     Our first session together is a consultation designed to give us an opportunity to get to know a little about each other. Lasting about 45 minutes, we will complete an intake interview during which we will delve into your background, family history, medical history, previous mental health treatment and any other topics that are pertinent to the issue(s) you are seeking to resolve. The therapist you select should be a match for your temperament and personality AND have the skill set to address your specific needs. You will be given an opportunity to ask me any questions you may have about my training and my treatment approach. This is also a great opportunity to share your feelings, fears, or concerns about entering therapy. Should you decide to enter therapy with me after that initial meeting, subsequent sessions will last 55 minutes.

     We are all entitled to live a happy and full life. Do not be confined or defined by mistakes you have made, painful events you have experienced or unhealthy situations in your life. I can teach you how to release your pain, resolve your issues, repair your wounds and rediscover joy in your life. Let's work together to mend your broken pieces and find the peace you deserve to have.

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650 Petro Point Dr.

Lake Charles, LA   70607

Phone: (337) 515-6716

By Appointment Only

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