Drug & Alcohol Counselor, MS, LCDC
"I believe the difficulties in managing chronic illness are more than most of us can manage alone. Example: diabetes is managed best when an involved/informed patient works with doctors, adjunct professionals, & has family support. In my view, the similarities in treating the difficult diseases of diabetes and addiction are remarkable; few of us can go it alone. My experience has taught me that with informed patient motivation & support from family, peers & professionals, the "dis-ease" of addiction can be treated successfully. Recovery can lead to greater joy, serenity, & intimacy than anyone in the grip of active addiction might imagine."
Career Summary: MS, Addiction Studies, Licensed Chemical Dependency Counselor, Certified Multiple Addictions Therapist, Certified Sex Addiction Therapist, EMDR practitioner, Certified Equine Assisted Psychotherapist; Helped create/directed sex addiction recovery programs; Clinical director at addictions treatment centers; Studied with Patrick Carnes in the early years of sex addiction awareness (1980's)
"My approaches include: thorough assessment, motivational interviewing, & cognitive and experiential therapies. I believe that professional treatment works best combined with 12 step recovery. I intend to meet clients where they are, with compassion, empathy, & a deep understanding of the intrapersonal dynamics of addicted individuals & the interpersonal dynamics of their families."
- Years in Practice: 39 Years
- School: University of Arizona
- Year Graduated: 1979
- License No. and State: 11789 Texas
- Certificate: IITAP / CertifiedSexAddictionTherapist
- Certificate Date: 2017
- Certificate: EGALA / EquineAssistedPsychotherapist
- Certificate Date: 2002