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The most important thing I want people to know about me is that I do not view anyone pursuing therapy as a failure or lacking as a person. I view therapy as a collaborative process in which the client is just as important as the therapist! When you are having car troubles, you go to a mechanic. Seeking a trained therapist for life troubles is no different!
I graduated with my M.A. in Counseling from Dallas Baptist University and Oklahoma Baptist University with a B.A. in Family Psychology before that. I completed my 3,000 hours of supervised practice required for licensure at the Family Counseling Center in Fort Worth, TX.
In addition to my work counseling, I also have created a marriage education course called the Premarital Power Seminar. I also mentor new counselors at www.beginningcounselor.webs.com, blog for the American Counseling Association, and have written a book, The beginning Counselor's Survival Guide.
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Facebook Share on Twitter 09:34 - May 20, 2018 Spouse Reluctant to Move Overseas for Wife's Mission Work
My wife is a nurse and she has an opportunity to do mission work in Cambodia for a three year run. I am an electrician and general contractor and not sure what I’d do but she says that spouses of primary applicants can generally find meaningful ...
Facebook Share on Twitter 11:33 - Jul 22, 2016 Is My Wife a Hypochondriac?
Everyday there is something wrong with my wife. There is always some sickness of injury that needs special attention. I am not saying she is totally faking it but it is not really believable how often she gets sick or how she can oscillate from ...
Facebook Share on Twitter 06:27 - Jul 22, 2016 Should I Tell My Parents I'm Feeling Depressed?
Hi, I am 16 years old, and not sure what to do. I think I may be depressed or something, but maybe not. I am too scared to tell my parents, in case my problems are normal teenager problems, or I am making nothing into something. I will describe this ...
Facebook Share on Twitter 06:27 - Jul 22, 2016 Worried Sick about Friend on Xanax
I have a close friend who is addicted to Xanax and I am very worried for her. My question is should I stress to her the need for her to get help with getting off of this drug. She said she has been diagnosed with generalized anxiety disorder but ...
Facebook Share on Twitter 08:26 - Sep 10, 2012 Depression From Dealing With Cancer
Hello Stephanie, I've been diagnosed and treated for prostate cancer which is now recurring at an extremely aggressive rate. The Dr. (Yes, I understand this is a statistical number) indicates that I have between 2-5 years, but then later indicated ...
Facebook Share on Twitter 09:00 - Aug 14, 2012 Problems Telling Parents You're Depressed
How do I tell my parents that I'm depressed..? Every time I've tried to tel them before, they just tell me that I'm lying and that all teenagers go through this. I've been told that I'm not worth helping, by my then-therapists, when I was only ...
Facebook Share on Twitter 11:10 - Jul 23, 2012 Cure for Workaholism
What's the cure for workaholism. I am fed up with my husband and his always being at the office. We have had lots of fights about it in the past but last night I really got angry and I asked for a divorce. My husband was shocked and he swore he ...
Facebook Share on Twitter 09:34 - Jul 18, 2012 Can Tequila Make Your Boyfriend Violent?
My boyfriend is a good guy with a good job but sometimes he drinks too much and he has a bad reputation around town as a guy who fights. But he has never been violent with me before and he said that he would never hit a woman. Last night he and ...
Facebook Share on Twitter 07:02 - Jul 03, 2012 Can Counseling Help a Pessimist?
Can counseling help a person who has a very gloomy outlook on life become a bit more optimistic? My wife is always looking at the dark side of things and this puts her into a bad mood a lot of the time, and many times it ends up being for no reason.
Facebook Share on Twitter 12:25 - May 08, 2012 Does Psychoanalysis Work For Anxiety & Depression?
Does psychoanalysis (the Freudian method) work at all for depression and anxiety? I think that I have been anxious and depressed since I was a young adolescent and so I think that the cause of my present day mental illnesses is likely buried ...