Hello, and welcome to my profile. I am a clinical psychotherapist, licensed as an LPC in Texas. I have been working in the field of mental health, in various capacities for the past 34 years, and in private practice for 27 of those, including currently. I have had many years of trainings, and hold multiple certifications. My work has included, but is not limited to; issues with anxiety, depression, PTSD, trauma, abuse and domestic violence; marriage and family, couples/relationships; custody, LGBQT; gender identity; addictions; terminal issues, death and dying; and many others.
I have been a Christian from childhood, and have participated in many areas of ministry over the years. I have been a professional reference for the clergy, to counsel parishioners, and served as a referral source for the Center Without Borders; to provide professional counseling to clergy. I am a spiritually based believer, and will use scripture as appropriate to the individual and their needs. I look forward to helping increase faith and being able to walk in a more peaceful life.
My general approach to therapy work, is to assess client's presenting issues and assist them to resolution of whatever is causing them the most distress. I use talk therapy, CBT, mindfulness, relaxation techniques and particularly focus on integrative processes. When a Christian counselor has been requested, I especially want to understand client's current belief system and level of spirituality so that I may help them move forward in their faith. The use of scripture, when needed will also be included.
* Mood Disorders; Depression, Anxiety and others
* Trauma (of all types); PTSD
* End of life issues; dying, grieving
* Sexual Abuse
* Other related issues
* Client Centered
* Integrative Process
* Solution Focused
Years of experience: 34
SERVICES OFFERED; Messaging, Phone/Live Chat, Video
- Stress, Anxiety
- Relationship issues
- Trauma and abuse
Addictions , LGBT , Family conflicts , Intimacy-related issues , Sleeping disorders , Parenting issues , Anger management , Self esteem , Career difficulties , Bipolar disorder , Coping with life changes , Coaching , Compassion fatigue , Abandonment , Aging and Geriatric Issues , Avoidant Personality , Blended Family Issues , Body Image , Cancer , Caregiver Issues and Stress , Chronic Pain Illness and Disability , Co-morbidity , Codependency , Commitment Issues , Communication Problems , Control Issues , Coping with Natural or Human-Caused Disaster , Dependent Personality , Divorce and Separation , Domestic Violence , Drug and Alcohol Addiction , Emptiness , Family of Origin Issues , Family Problems , Fatherhood Issues , Fertility Issues , First Responder Issues , Forgiveness , Gender Dysphoria , Guilt and Shame , HIV / AIDS , Hospice and End of Life Counseling , Impulsivity , Infidelity , Isolation/Loneliness , Life Purpose , Men's Issues , Midlife Crisis , Money and Financial Issues , Mood Disorders , Multicultural Concerns , Obsessions, Compulsions, and OCD , Panic Disorder and Panic Attacks , Phobias , Postpartum Depression , Post-traumatic Stress , Pregnancy and Childbirth , Prejudice and Discrimination , Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) , Self-Love , Sexual Assault and Abuse , Sexuality , Social Anxiety and Phobia , Traumatic Brain Injury , Women's Issues , Workplace Issues , Young Adult Issues Read more...
Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Emotionally-Focused Therapy (EFT), Jungian Therapy, Mindfulness Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy
LPC #13710 (Expires: 2023-10-31)
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Sue is professional, compassionate and provides good therapy goals