My focus is to help individuals heal, energize, and become aware of their inner strengths. This is achieved by providing a neutral safe space, listening to your concerns, and customizing a treatment plan tailored for your needs. I promise to be there for you every step of your journey. My goal is to help you grow from your struggles, heal from your pain, and move forward to where you want to be in your life.
As a Licensed Social Worker in private practice. I provide individuals with two safe space offices for in person sessions. Whether meeting in the connivence the River Oaks area or in beauty of Galveston, you will experiince the comfort of honored and heard in our time together. If you prefer telehealth sessions, I provide the comfort and assurance of a HIPPA Compliant platform, and am highly experienced in creating a deep and meaningful relationship via video.
In response to COVID-19, we can meet on the beach early morning and enjoy the scenery while we talk. We can practice walking mediations or guided meditation to help attune your felt sense and reset your autonomic nervous system (ANS). COVID has reactivated many people's trauma loop, so grounding and relaxing is a critical component to renegotiate your flight/flight and shutting down response. Being on the shoreline allows for brief Somatic Experiencing Practice interventions and is a safe way for us to connect.
Somatic Experiencing ® for resolution of trauma involves a process of establishing a sense of safety. Identifying and defining what safety means to you. SE® guides you in the process of recognizing your specific needs and overcome barriers that interfere with your internal sense of safety, This is the first step towards empowerment. During a SE® session we will help you release stored emotions. We will track different sensations in your body and discuss ways that past traumatic events, however minor, may still be “locked down” in your system, and then guide you in releasing them. This process allows your body to experience more ease and energy as it flows more freely throughout, while bringing you more mental, emotional and physical clarity.
Depression, fear, and anxiety are some of the most common and uncomfortable emotions that we can experience in our lives. Through counseling and treatment, we are able to help you recover motivation, perspective, and joy that you once had in your life.
Many individuals can experience symptoms associated with painful and traumatic circumstances. Anxiety, fear, and hopelessness are a few emotions that can linger past the traumatic event(s). Using Somatic Experience, I can help you overcome these symptoms and guide you through the process of release, grief and healing.
Group therapy assures individuals that they are not alone and that other individuals share similar problems and struggles. It offers the opportunity to both receive support from others and to give support to others. Members develop communication skills, socialization skills, and develop self-awareness by listening and connecting to others with similar concerns.
Financial Social Work (FSW), helping others achieve long-term financial behavioral changes and security. She provides a safe, non-judgmental space for individuals and couples to work through their own money stories to find meaning of their values and spending behaviors. Clients gain insights to aid in financial conflict resolution and discover ways to modify financial behaviors.
The belief that people can overcome their substance abuse challenges is the foundation of recovery. Recovery addresses the whole person and their community and is supported by peers, friends, and family members. As a SMART Recovery specialist, years of 12 step program experience, and codependency training, we will use an eclectic approach to find the best fit for your individual needs
To learn more about trauma resolution from a “bottom up” approach, please watch this video. I am happy to answer any questions.