“There is no greater agony than bearing an untold story inside of you” - Dr. Maya Angelou
Licensed Professional Counselor Associate in Richardson, TX
Supervised by Beth Coles, LPC-S #61349
Empathy and unconditional acceptance act as healing elements in the face of human suffering.
Empathy and acceptance are key to my work as a I honor your unique story in a therapeutic alliance. I believe that compassion and unconditional acceptance act as healing elements in suffering.
I am trained in Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), a research-backed treatment approach for trauma and distress. Traumatic experiences can become locked in the brain. Stuck memories are sensitive to triggers, leading to uncontrollable feelings of powerlessness and fear. EMDR utilizes eye movements or tapping to unlock the brain's processing system to facilitate healing and allow beliefs about the event to be reprocessed.
I am trained in mindfulness-based cognitive therapy (MBCT) which utilizes meditation and mindfulness to treat depression, anxiety, and stress. MBCT utilizes concrete practices and breathing exercises for learning to engage with emotions and thoughts in a mindful way. You will learn embodied strategies to implement as you process emotions and thoughts.
Empathy and acceptance are key to my work as a I honor your unique story in a therapeutic alliance. I believe that compassion and unconditional acceptance act as healing elements in suffering. I affirm all LGBTQIA+ identities and wholeheartedly welcome you—just as you are. Inside and outside of the therapy room, my work is oriented toward social justice.