My therapeutic approach is based on systems theory that focuses on how individuals’ interpersonal relations, patterns of behavior, emotional management, to include life decisions, are intertwined with the issues in their lives. Therefore, it is my goal as a therapist that I understand and examine the complex interactions and relationships of the clients I serve, so that I can provide the proper guidance and recommendations.
My goal is to offer long-term solutions to mental, behavioral, and emotional challenges by connecting with clients on a deeper level, providing a caring atmosphere, and offering a listening ear. With compassion and understanding, I will make certain that I provide a safe environment where clients can heal, grow, and discover their true sense of self.
I am completing my Marriage and Family Therapy Master’s program at National University and clinical phase with Arkansas Counseling and Wellness Services. I am also a military sociologist and an adjunct professor of sociology at Park University, Little Rock Air Force Base campus. I previously worked as a military work/life consultant for the U.S. Department of the Air Force at Geilenkirchen NATO Air Base, Germany. I have extensive experience in developing, preparing, and delivering programs that supported military families in the areas of personal and family readiness/resilience, transition/relocation, and work/family life: interpersonal communication skills, relationship building, maintaining long-distance relationships – during deployment and other separations – marriage preparation, amicable separation, positive parenting, eldercare, time management, anger management, conflict resolution, and team building. Those activities were educational in nature and offered in group or individual settings. I also had the opportunity to work with a team of NATO military family subject matter experts in the development of an integrative global model of military child well-being. I earned a Doctorate in Sociology, a Master’s in Human Relations, and a Bachelor of Arts in Sociology from the University of Oklahoma, Norman.