I am very passionate about working with and for my clients. I am a lifelong learner and pursue resources that assist my clients in facing challenges and in enriching their valued lives. I grew up in south Louisiana and attended college locally, graduating from LSU in 1980 with a Ph.D. in clinical psychology.
Currently, I maintain memberships in the following professional organizations:
International Centre of Excellence in Emotionally Focused Therapy
National Health Services Providers in Psychology
My license to practice psychology is under the Louisiana State Board of Examiners of Psychologists
I have trained and evolved through a number of approaches, including insight oriented therapy, cognitive behavioral therapy, family therapy, hypnosis, mindfulness, and solution focused therapy. I am a more active therapist and work to be resourceful for my clients.
COUPLES AND FAMILY COUNSELING
In the last years, I have revisited training in couples counseling. I primarily use two approaches - EFT (Emotionally Focused Therapy) and Gottman methods, the two best researched therapies.
Group counseling can be a very powerful experience. Within the safety of group, individuals can be supported to face ongoing challenges.