I am an experienced psychologist who enjoys helping people process, learn skills, and make changes. Hours M-Th 9-5 Insurance:Out of Network
Psychologist in Houston, TX
As a very strong ally since my youth, I have been involved in leading support groups and providing individual therapy for LGBTQ identifying persons for many years. My approach emphasizes positive identity development.
Another area of expertise for me is helping people overcome social anxiety, shyness, and gaining assertiveness and social/interpersonal confidence and skills.
Depressed mood is problematic for many people to varying degrees, from mid to severe and unrelenting, and it can be experienced differently by different people. My strongest area of expertise is in treating depression and co-occurring problems including anxiety and alcohol misuse. I have conducted original research on ruminating, expressive writing, and experiential avoidance associated with depressed moods.
My experience using CBT dates back to 1997. I also have specialized training in Cognitive Processing Therapy for trauma.
I have attended several advanced training workshops in ACT and have been practicing from this orientation since 2009.
As a long time ally, I have provided group and individual therapy to help LGBTQ identifying persons to cope with minority stress and positive identity development. I am specially trained in providing assessments and documentation to support medical and surgical gender confirmation procedures.
I was a member of Motivational Interviewing Network of Trainers from 2008-2012.