Areas of Expertise
Depression, anxiety, anger management, stress, relational discord, ADHD, behavioral concerns, grief, work-life balance, & play therapy
Allows you to explore your past, live in the present, and address the future in a safe therapeutic environment that supports self-discovery and self-growth on your own terms.
Allows the couple to resolve ongoing issues that arise in different stages of the relationship, learn better ways to communicate, face uncertainties, address infidelity, parenting differences, restore intimacy and increase the synergy between each other in the pre-martial and martial phase in therapy.
Allows the family to improve communication and resolve conflict that will help them to foster mutual respect and commitment within their family dynamic and the family counseling session.
Social Skills Groups
Allows children an opportunity to practice social skills with other children their age who struggle with understanding social cues, have behavioral issues, or developmental delays. The therapist is also a Certified Educator and designs social skill lessons to be fun, interactive, and exploratory when seeking to meet the child's needs individually within the group setting. Children will be allowed to practice the new social skill and will receive individual feedback to ensure their growth socially. This social skills group will help build their confidence and empower them to engage others without feeling socially isolated or rejected in the group counseling session.
Allows teens to have a voice without feeling judged or criticized for their beliefs and actions. Teens have a safe place to explore their identity, heal from trauma, find clarity, and learn how to be a better version of themselves.
Allows children a platform to explore the world around them, develop, and practice life skills. Play therapy helps children learn to express or communicate their emotions through play which is their universal language.
Allows teens to join other teens that are struggling with similar interpersonal issues, social issues, and/or challenging family dynamics in group counseling sessions.
Parenting classes are approached with the idea that their is no form of perfect parenting. However, these classes provide a platform to learn new parenting techniques to meet the needs of your child based on their individual temperaments. In addition, the classes will help to improve the relationship between the parent and child.
What is the difference between a Psychiatrist and a Licensed Professional Counselor?
A psychiatrist is a medical doctor who can prescribe medication if it is determined that medication is necessary for a client's treatment. A licensed professional counselor's role is to help clients make better decisions, find clarity, and learn healthy coping skills to deal with their emotions and behaviors.
What is your confidentiality policy?
Everything that is shared in your therapy session is confidential and cannot be released to another individual or third party without your consent.
What happens in the first session?
It is considered an intake session where the counselor gathers background information, allows you to share your current concerns, create a treatment plan, and together you determine whether or not the counselor is a good fit for you.
How much does therapy cost?
The price for therapy varies by clinician and experience. We view therapy as one of your greatest investments. Therapy is a safe space for you to learn to self-regulate emotions, manage behavioral issues, heal from trauma, understand yourself, find clarity, and learn specific coping skills to transform your life both mentally and physically.
What are your fees?
50 Minute Individual Session $150.00
50 Minute Family Session $185.00
50 Minute Couples Session $185.00
80 Minute Couples Session $260.00
Premarital package (8 sessions, including materials): $1120
24 hr. cancellation policy
Can you see me and my partner separately?
Your therapist may schedule one to two individual sessions throughout the therapeutic process if it is deemed beneficial to the unit. Typically, the couple is 'the client.' If, the therapist thinks you all could benefit from individual counseling you will be referred to another BEC therapist who can work with you and/or a referral may be given.
What do I tell my child about play therapy?
Parents it is imperative that you inform your child that you noticed they are having difficulty managing their emotions or behaviors at home and/or school and as a result you want to take them to play therapy. I encourage you to show pictures of the facility as well as the therapist. This helps to reduce anxiety in children and allow them to familiarize themselves before engaging in play.
How long do sessions last?
Intake sessions last 1 hour
Group sessions last 1 hour
Individual sessions last 45-50 minutes
How often should I come?
Ideally, once a week is the recommended number of sessions a client is seen. However, in some cases it is necessary to come 2-3 times a week until the pressing issues are resolved and you are better able to cope using the specific set of coping skills that have been tailored to meet your individual needs.
What is the policy for rescheduled or missed appointments?
If you are unable to keep your scheduled appointment, you are required to notify the office 24 hours in advance to avoid being charged the late cancellation or no show fee of $50.00 for the time reserved just for you. As much as we would like to extend grace when things happen unexpectedly we can't and we want to make sure you understand the policy. BEC requires you to have a credit card on file and your information will be stored confidentially.
Please note that we follow DISD school district's cancellation policy regarding inclement weather. In lieu of us having to close, you may request a video session. Your account will not be charged a fee if BEC is responsible for cancelling your scheduled session.
Can I use my insurance?
I am an out-of-network provider for most insurance companies which means I am unable to submit a claim to your insurance company directly. However, I can provide you with a receipt to submit for reimbursement from your insurance company. We do not accept insurance as a form of payment for couple/family sessions as there is not a specific diagnosis that meets insurance requirements and we will mainly focus on the familial unit, relationship issues, and communication strategies.
*In-network with Cigna , BCBS, & United Healthcare
What forms of payment do you accept?
I accept Cash, Visa, MasterCard, Discover, American Express, ACH bank transfers, Health Savings Accounts, and Flexible Spending Accounts to pay for therapy services.