I’m glad you’re here. Please take your time learning about my therapy practice.
If you like what I have to say, we can set up time to talk. If we can’t find time or I’m not the right fit, I can help connect you with a trusted colleague or needed resource.
It may be that something is troubling you, or you’re here for a loved one in trouble. As counter-intuitive as it may seem, I’ve developed a deep gratitude for trouble. I don’t like it, but I’ve learned to recognize it as a messenger. One that should be welcomed and brought into conversation. This is how I conduct therapy: trouble brings you, we welcome it, we listen to it, we learn from it.
It’s hard to learn from trouble if you can’t say everything you’re thinking about. So that’s my job—to create a space where you’re safe enough to say everything on your mind. I mean, everything. If you can’t do that, then we address what’s in the way of saying everything. Then we can begin to truly understand.
There are things I may encourage you in to supplement and enrich this form of therapy, depending on your specific needs. These may include meditation and mindfulness practice, evaluation or testing, recovery groups, selected readings, pastoral care or consultation with a psychiatrist in case medication seems appropriate.
10300 North Central Expressway Suite 510
Dallas, TX 75231
The type of doctor I am
A clinical psychologist has a doctoral degree in psychology, has completed two years of post-graduate specialization training, and is licensed by a state board to practice psychology under a code of ethical standards. In addition to years of supervised clinical training, psychologists are known for conducting research as well as discerning validity of scientific literature.
my way of thinking
My education and interests encompass both the natural sciences and the humanities. Psychology as a field of study, rather than falling in one category or the other, seems to lie at the intersection of these. I enjoy keeping up in neuroscience, attachment and developmental theory, psychoanalysis (classical and contemporary), theology and spirituality, and various forms of philosophy. I respect all spiritual traditions, and I respect non-belief. I find there’s something to learn from every corner of human experience.
areas of expertise
I’m familiar with helping clients through a variety of difficulties, including: marital and relationship problems, depression, anxiety and panic, bipolar disorder, eating disorders, chronic pain and physical illness, addiction and recovery, personality disorder or being in life with a difficult person, concerns around faith and spirituality, problems in school and work, life transitions and loss, attention problems, parenting problems and dependent-care burn-out.
I’ve been practicing psychotherapy since 2003 and I’m still learning to listen. Listening, while simple in a way, is much more difficult than it appears. Rather than a basic skill acquired or not, it seems more like an art to be cultivated. I believe listening well can save lives. I hope that by listening as well as I can muster, I can help others to do the same. My hope is in doing this, we can spread a wider net of compassionate response to our fellow human beings.
"As far as we can discern, the sole purpose of human existence is to kindle a light of meaning in the darkness of mere being."
- Carl jung
Please feel free to contact me to set up a consultation or get a referral to another professional if for any reason I can’t be immediately available to you. You can let me know as little or as much information as you’re comfortable communicating.