I am a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) in Fort Smith, Arkansas with dual offices, offering both private practice and agency availability. I have experience working with children, adolescents, adults, and elders. My passion is helping to improve all types of relationships: parents who struggle to connect with their children, couples/marriage relational concerns, and adults who find it difficult to connect with their parents or significant others. The most rewarding part of my job is watching people grow to become healthier individuals.
My treatment approach includes Dr. Karyl McBride’s 5-Step Recovery Model, Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), and Emotion Focused Therapy (EFT). EFT is scientifically proven to build relationships between couples and family members. It is also very healing for individuals and effective with most client concerns. EFT also coincides with my Will I ever Be Good Enough? (WIEBGE) certification, the 5-Step Recovery Model that was developed for Adult Children of Narcissistic Parents. Attachment injuries can be devastating; I feel using EFT to go deeper with clients while emotionally holding them and applying the 5-Step Model will often times lead to greater emotional healing. EMDR is a wonderful model to help process previous trauma; it is proven to help alleviate depression and anxiety as well. EMDR also works very well with WIEBGE and is also recommended by Dr. McBride.
License and Credentials:
Therapist Virtual Workshop: Level I Training