I know life can be overwhelming. Let's talk about how I can help you face it.
Licensed Professional Counselor Associate in Allen, TX
Supervised by Amy Salinas, LPC-S and Meagan Jackson, LPC-S, RPT-S
I use techniques derived from Adlerian and Child-Centered Play Therapy to help children meet the needs underlying their struggles. I currently serve as the Lead Child & Adolescent Therapist of my location and work most directly with issues of anxiety, depression, and navigating neurodivergences such as ADHD or Autism Spectrum Disorder.
No matter who we are, our anxiety arises from the same general place—we want to feel safe in a confusing world. Sometimes, our minds go too far in trying to protect us from threats, and that's when we panic or fester in our nerves. Through Adlerian therapy techniques and other evidence-based practices, I'm here to help support you as we uncover the root of that anxiety and work together to face it in a healthier way.
The ADHD brain works a little differently than most. There's no denying that fact. Struggles of attention, hyperactivity, and forgetfulness can plague those of us who navigate life with neurodivergence, even despite our best efforts. Even so, ADHD has its own superpowers too! Your brain may work a little differently, but that doesn't mean it's broken—it just means you need a little more help along the way. Let's talk about how I can get you the help you deserve.
At it's core, core, humanistic therapy is about you—the unique strengths you possess, the unique struggles you face, and the unique person that you exist as in the world. Whether it is a need to connect with others, to control something in your life, or to gain the courage needed to face what the world has thrown your way, I believe you can meet the needs in your life. I'm here to offer you support, encouragement, and direction as we work together to do just that.
As adults, we are able to talk about our problems. For children, they may not have the words. It's hard to learn how to be a human, and it's even harder to explain what's going on when you can barely describe it yourself. Play therapy is built on the idea that children act out the struggles they can't put into words—and that play itself can be instrumental to facing their struggles along the way. These are the techniques that I draw from when working with younger clients.
At their core, most issues in the family are issues of communication. We all have things we wish others would do for us or wish that they would do differently—especially when we live or interact with them constantly. Family therapy is designed to help families learn to listen and understand one another so that everyone's voice can be heard. I utilize Adlerian techniques to help families come together and start facing their problems instead of one another.