Privacy and Policy

For anyone starting therapy it is important to know a little bit of what to expect when it comes to your privacy and your safety. 

I abide by all Texas state laws as well as the ACA Code of Ethics for Counseling Professionals. This means that what you share with me is considered confidential and your records are kept protected behind a locked system. Except for the reasons listed below, confidentiality will not be broken without a signed release from you allowing me to disclose information to the specific individual you choose.

Exceptions to confidentiality include:

(1) You (the client) authorize me to release information via a signed ROI.

(2) I as the counselor am required by law to inform the proper authorities for the following reasons:
          (a) when the client is presenting a physical danger to self or others
          (b) when child abuse or elder abuse is suspected or is disclosed
          (c) when I am ordered by the court to release information

          (d) when the client is a minor and the legal guardian requests access to their child’s records, unless the child is emancipated.*

 

*This is discussed more in detail in the first session with the minor and legal guardian present.

(3) In the case of a Licensed Professional Counselor Associates (myself), I will engage in clinical supervision with Angel Hoodye, M.S, LPC-S who will maintain the clients’ confidentiality as stated above as well.

My Approach

There are a lot of different options out there to find help, but not all are as attentive to your needs. My goal when providing services is always to build a safe, trusting relationship so that we can work together to achieve your biggest mental health goals. You deserve someone who not only listens to understand, but can also challenges you and infuses appropriate humor to lighten the load as well. 

While I have been widely trained in various modalities, theories and approaches, I most often utilize an Integrative Approach that frequently focuses on Person-Centered Therapy, Choice Theory/Reality Therapy, Multi-Cultural Therapy, Narrative Therapy, Play Therapy, and Rational Emotive Behavioral Therapy (REBT). I am also specifically trained in Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) and am currently training in Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT). 

 

I offer my expertise via online therapy (Telehealth) and have both weekend and morning availability. Skip the waitlists and click on "Let's Work Together" tab to get started!

Areas of Specialty

Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR)

EMDR is a specialization that requires several hours of training and practice for a clinician. It is "an extensively researched and highly effective therapeutic protocol to help people heal and recover after trauma or other distressing experiences including anxiety, depression, PTSD, and/or panic disorders." *

Check out this video from the EMDR International Association (EMDRIA) to learn more about how EMDR can help here.

*This information provided by EMDRIA. 

Children and Special Populations

 After years of working inside schools, and specifically with differently-abled students for a couple of those years, I am passionate about supporting children and their families heal. 

I utilize a child's natural way of learning and growing, play/ play therapy, to address issues that might otherwise be hard for a child to sit and discuss. TF-CBT and EMDR can also be helpful methods for a child healing from past abuse or even depression and anxiety.

Online Therapy