Counselor Bio

Thank you for stopping by, I hope to hear from you soon. One question you are going to ask is if I have ever had an addiction, and if not how can I help you. To answer the question, no I have not been an addict but growing up my father was an abusive alcoholic. I know how your loved ones feel when you come home drunk or high, or even just angry. I did not just wake up and decide to be a counselor. My child experiences called me to the counseling profession and it is my desire to help others overcome the trauma I experienced as a child.

I grew up in Pittsburg, Texas and graduated from Pittsburg High School in 1990, and was told all through school I would never amount to anything. I put myself through cosmetology school, and would work in the Insurance industry for 10 years. Finally as a single mother and after losing my home to bankruptcy, living in a tiny travel trailer with my two daughters, I decided to go back to college and obtain my BA in Psychology from Le Tourneau University in Longview Texas. This would open the door for me to become an Licensed Chemical Dependency Counselor. I began my counseling career at a Methadone Clinic, later I became a Crisis Counselor, and then moved into the private prison system, working with Female populations, ISF Probation and Parole, DWI, and Dual Diagnosis populations.

Currently I am working on my Masters degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling at Le Tourneau University.

 

  • 2010 LeTourneau University BA Psychology
  • 2012 Addlife Recovery
  • 2013 Avail Crisis Center
  • 2014 East Texas Treatment Facility
  • 2017 National Honor Society of Psychology
  • 2018 Southwest American Psychological Association

 

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