Psychotherapeutic work can be targeted in different ways: longer-term, insight oriented; brief treatment (12 sessions, or less); combination of parenting/coaching and some individual child sessions; couples therapy or family therapy.
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I enjoy working with clients of all ages however, most of my individual psychotherapy clients are adults. I work with a good number of families seeing the parent or parents separately from the child/children with periodical work together. I also work with couples including pre-marital counseling. Special interests are insight oriented long-term psychotherapy; family therapy around issues of learning differences and emotional/behavioral difficulties; assessment of early childhood/young childrens’ emotional/behavioral difficulties; psychotherapy to support sobriety.
Most sessions are 45 minutes in length, scheduled weekly. Sometimes an evaluation is enhanced by an initial 90 minute appointment. I prefer to have a three session period of evaluation, with therapeutic goals and session frequency set at the third appointment.
During the course of therapy it may be useful for me to observe a child in his/her preschool setting or attend an ARD/IEP meeting at the child’s school. I am happy to provide consultation to the school setting/child’s teacher.
Currently I serve as a Mental Health Consultant to Perkins School of Theology, Intern Program, Southern Methodist University and ChildCareGroup Dallas.
Over the years I have taught courses in the Dallas Community College District (Eastfield College) and the University of Texas at Arlington Continuing Education Division on various aspects of social work, working with chemically dependent families. I have presented on various topics at professional meetings and community settings such at PTAs and churches as well as conduct continuing education events for mental health professionals.
I am a Board Approved Clinical Supervisor for Licensed Social Workers. At this time I work with individual social workers seeking clinical supervision to become an LCSW.