“Your goals, needs, happiness, health, and safety are my top priorities.”
What was your path to becoming a therapist?
I attended Park University and graduated with a BS in social psychology. I then attended Walden University, completed my hours, and became a Texas LCSW…...all while serving as an Army 1SG.
What should someone know about working with you?
I am honest, transparent, and fully engaged with all those whom I encounter. Your goals, needs, happiness, health, and safety are my top priorities.
What do you do to continue learning and building competencies as a provider?
I attend workshops, learn about new and emerging trends, research findings, and co-facilitate training and mentoring for those in the field.
How do your core values shape your approach to therapy?
As a kid who slipped through the cracks, I have a personal mission to help those experiencing pain and suffering. I have always believed in what is right and know that if I do right by others, it will foster positive results for myself and those I hold close to me.
What are you most excited about within the evolving mental health landscape?
I’m excited about wider and more available access to services, which has been implemented despite the challenges that clinicians face due to managed health care requirements.
Have you done any research-based work that you found particularly exciting? How does it inform your practice today?
Through my doctorate program, I learned a higher level of critical thinking and strategy. Studying clinical expertise gives me the edge when balancing the clinical state with circumstances and relevant information to promote better outcomes.
“As a kid who slipped through the cracks, I have a personal mission to help those experiencing pain and suffering.”