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Professional Counselor I

Personal Statement:
I love being a part of the SCS staff and Texas A&M community! College is an exciting time as students explore their individual identities, interests, and take steps toward creating their ideal lives.  My professional interests include helping students increase self-awareness and utilize their strengths to effectively navigate the challenges along their paths. My model of therapy is student centered and I strive to meet each student where they are on their personal journey. I focus on treating the whole person and create a safe space for students to gain clarity on their values, strengths, and personal goals. I coordinate the suicide intervention program for the SCS, and currently provide QPR (Questions, Persuade, Refer) trainings to faculty, staff and students across the campus community.  When I am not at work, I enjoy spending time with my family and friends, traveling, shopping, and watching movies! 

Academic Training:
M.S., Counseling, University of Houston- Clear Lake
M.P.H.-Social and Behavioral Health, Texas A&M University
B.S., Psychology, Texas A&M University

Internship:
Mental Health Mental Retardation Authority of Brazos Valley, Bryan, TX
San Jacinto College- Educational Planning, Counseling and Completion, Houston, TX

Licensure/Certification:
Licensed Professional Counselor, No. 73452

Areas of Special Interest:
Anxiety, Relationship Concerns, Self-esteem/self-worth issues; identity development; career counseling;

Theoretical Orientation:
Integrative with emphasis on person-centered and reality therapy, interpersonal process, and cognitive behavioral approaches


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