You may ask yourself, do I need
therapy? Is there something wrong with
me? What brings individuals in for
psychotherapy varies from person to person. Oftentimes family of origin
issues, depression, anxiety, grief/loss, trauma, addiction, and sexuality are
areas explored in psychotherapy. Deep self-reflection, however, can be
emotionally upsetting when old wounds are uncovered. Together, we will work
through your current day conflicts and/or distant memories at a pace with
which you feel comfortable.
If you continue to find yourself behaving
like, or engaging in relationships that carry with them patterns that resemble something
from the past then it’s possible that you are being impacted from old learned
behaviors. The truth is relationships impact
us, often times more than we recognize. Many of our earliest connections still
influence us today in ways that are detrimental to our current relationships. The
lasting effects of these early relationships can lead to depression, addiction,
self-harm, issues with self-worth, and anxiety.
The safety provided in a therapeutic
relationship may help you gain new insight to old patterns of behavior and
create the potential to relearn ways of relating to others and to yourself with
more compassion. In therapy the client
has a corrective emotional experience with the therapist. This corrective emotional experience relies
heavily on the co-created relationship between a client and his or her therapist. These experiences facilitate personal
development and self-awareness. Psychotherapy
can lead to profound insight, understanding, and improvements in relationships
with the overall outcome of your work possibly leading to a feeling of greater
contentment in life.
I work well with clients that are experiencing
reoccurring emotions or thoughts that feel “stuck”, find that life seems more
difficult to them than for others, or desire change in their self or their current
situation. My techniques have evolved
within a depth psychotherapy framework influenced by Jungian and contemporary
relational models. Informed by this
framework, I work best with clients that seek a deeper level of self-understanding. While modality, techniques and education are
important considerations, your treatment’s outcome will also be greatly
influenced by the level of comfort you feel working with me.
Pacifica Graduate Institute,
- Counseling Psychology
- Depth Psychology (in progress)
Texas A&M Corpus Christi
- Geospatial Engineering
Geographic Information Science
LPC Intern, Texas
I am a Licensed Professional Counselor Intern (LPC Intern
#71854, TX) under the supervision of Dr. Sylvia Richards.
Asking for help can be challenging
so congratulations on starting your search. Finding the best psychotherapist
can be a daunting task. Consider how
comfortable you feel during the first contact (phone or face to face). Do you have room to speak freely and explore
your emotions and ideas without judgment? Can you afford the fee, and if not can
the therapist slide to an affordable rate?
Do location and office hours fit your needs? Be sure to note the things you like and the
areas of concern during initial meetings and discuss this with your therapist.
Feel free to call me for more information
on the therapeutic process or to set up an initial consultation.