M.A., LPC Intern, LCDC Intern - Supervised by Mary Sanger, M.A., LMFT Supervisor, LPC Supervisor, LCDC
Dallas, Texas Therapist Specializing in High-Conflict Relationships, Managing Healthy Weight Goals, Auto Immune Disorders, Eating Disorders, Anxiety, Chronic Pain, Addiction
I primarily work with individuals, adolescents, adults, couples, co-parents, and families who want help with high-conflict relationships, managing healthy weight goals, auto immune disorders, eating disorders, anxiety, chronic pain, and addiction issues. Additionally, I have specific training, education, and experience in conflict resolution between co-parents both during and after separation, divorce, and legal proceedings.
In our therapy, I provide clients a safe environment in which they can learn to recognize, express, and process their feelings and thoughts so they can make desired changes in their lives. I understand clients are sometimes uncertain how or where to begin in therapy. Perhaps they might not recognize their own roles in their situations. Together, I work with clients to find workable solutions and common ground to build upon and make changes. I recognize relationships can be incredibly difficult, and I understand everyone has their own perceptions of what is transpiring. I work to find the commonality between parties in order to diffuse conflict and restore balance. I truly want what is best for my clients and even where a relationship is going through transition, it can be done with a mutual respect and dignity. I understand the complexities of the separation and divorce process and I am experienced in assisting individuals, couples, and co-parents as they navigate the unique conflicts and issues that surround the legal proceedings.
I believe that negative thoughts often lie at the foundation of our problems and conflicts. I give clients tools and techniques to become more self-aware by examining the thoughts that precede their behaviors, emotions, and feelings. I assist clients in taking ownership of their own troublesome thoughts so they can fully grasp their role in the current conflict or problem. I encourage the development of positive emotions, feelings, and ultimately healthy outcomes. It is vital for clients to engage in the therapeutic process throughout the time that they are working with me, both during and between sessions, so I often assign outside activities and tasks to be completed between sessions.
Professional counseling is a second career for me. Before becoming a professional counselor, I spent over a decade in rehabilitation and corporate wellness. I successfully worked with clients suffering from a wide range of physical ailments and chronic pain, and as a consequence I recognize the connection between physical and emotional mental wellness. Before joining Insights, for five years I worked closely under a forensic professional counselor in the field of co-parent conflict resolution.
Outside of the office, I love to be active and enjoy daily workouts and trail-running. I am an avid music lover and enjoy attending live music and sporting events. I am the proud aunt of two beautiful nephews and travel to Ohio to visit them whenever I can!
My rate is $115 for a 50-minute session; $170 for an 80-minute session. Click here to request an appointment.
A quote that resonates with me:When we are no longer able to change a situation, we are challenged to change ourselves. -- Viktor Frankl
What are these forms?
- Adult Intake Form, Minor Intake Forms. These forms provide information about you or your child so Insights can craft therapy to be as effective and efficient as possible. Some questions are personal and may be sensitive or even uncomfortable. They are asked in an effort to quickly begin building a complete picture of who you or your child are, which in turn will save valuable therapy time. All client records are strictly confidential and will not be seen by anyone without your written permission unless required by law. If you have any questions, please discuss them with your therapist.
- Informed Consent to Treat form. This form details your rights and responsibilities as a client and consents for me to treat you or your child.
Which forms should I use?
If you are an adult and are the new client, use these forms:
If your child is the new client, use these forms:
What do I do with these forms?
Please print, complete and bring your Adult Intake Form or Minor Intake Form, Informed Consent to Treat. That way, we will be able to begin your therapy at the start of the first appointment.