Frequently Asked Questions:

Who is your typical client?

I work with clients between the ages of 17 and 105.  My typical client is a highly motivated individual/couple, who is seeking therapy, because healthier relationships, inner peace, and/or learning new coping skills is desired.  Most importantly, the client is ready for a healthier relationship, better coping strategies, and self-empowerment.   


Which therapy services are offered?


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Do you provide Spanish speaking counseling? 

Yes, I do.  I know therapy is an area where Spanish speakers prefer working with someone who identifies and/ or has firsthand knowledge of their culture, traditions, and belief systems.  


What are your hours? 

I see clients by appointment only.  

Typically my hours are: 

  • Tuesday:  11pm-4pm
  • Wednesday: 11pm-4pm 
  • Friday 7am-1pm
  • Saturday 7am-12pm.  

What are your fees? 

My fees vary according to the type of therapy offered.  The rates typically are between $65-$100, with the exception of the initial consultation which costs more, due to the length of the first session.  

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Do you accept insurance? 

No, I do not accept insurance.  I am an out of network provider, therefore, you would be responsible to file your insurance claim.  


Why don't you accept health insurance?  

Accepting insurance would require me to give the client a psychological mental diagnosis that will become part of the permanent medical record. This diagnosis will stay with the client forever, which employers can have access to.  


Insurance also dictates how many sessions the client can have, which can limit and/or hinder the client‘s progress. 


What are your qualifications? 

I am double board certified in the State of Texas.  I am a licensed professional counselor (LPC), and licensed marriage and family therapist (LMFT).  I have also taken 160 classroom hours for Chemical Dependency courses in Houston.  I stay active in various professional associations and take continuing education courses.  


Which associations are you a member of? 

I am a member of AAMFT, TAMFT, HAMFT, ACA, and TCA.


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What are your areas of specialty? 


  • Depression (Postpartum, Generalized, PTSD, Trauma)
  • Anxiety (Generalized, Panic Attacks, Phobias)
  • Illness (Cancer, Autoimmune Disorders, Chronic Pain)
  • Life Transitions (Engaged, Married, Empty Nesters, Aging, New Career)
  • Single Parenting
  • Addiction
  • Relationship issues
  • College Students
  • Blended Families
  • Adoption
  • Grief (Loss of parent, loved one)
  • Family of Origin
  • Life Coaching
  • Women's Issues


What is your therapeutic orientation? 


I tend to view counseling utilizing the  Biopsychosocial model. It is a valuable tool, when clients are seeking naturopathic care and alternative medicine, in addition to working with their medical team. 


However, I most identify with being an  eclectic therapist.  I believe we are all different, bring different life experiences and thought processes, and are not cookie cutter people.  Because of this, I don't align myself to one specific therapeutic orientation.  


I have experienced that clients are more successful when a therapist tailors a treatment plan to the needs of the client, rather than tailoring the client to a specific therapeutic style.  


Some of the treatment modalities I do use, (but not limited to) are: 


"Resilience is knowing that you are the only one that has the power and the responsibility to pick yourself up."  Mary Holloway



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