Specialty Areas
of Therapy

*  Child Counseling
*  Anxiety and Fears
*  Depression
*  Mood Disorders
*  Grief Counseling
*  Divorce Counseling
*  Parenting Solutions
*  Premarital Counseling
*  Relationship Issues
*  Trauma and PTSD

Professional Background

 

Degrees and Professional Credentials


Bachelor’s degree in Psychology 1979
University of Alabama in Birmingham

Masters degree in Social Work 1992
University of Alabama in Tuscaloosa

1994 – Licensed Clinical Social Worker - License Number and State: 33198 - (LCSW has a graduate academic degree, has had supervised clinical work experience, and has passed a national- or state-certified licensing exam. This advanced professional can receive health-care insurance reimbursements.)

1999 – Board Certified in Clinical Social Work - (BCD certification is granted to practitioners who demonstrate a high level of competency and experience in their field and have five years and 7,500 hours of post-graduate clinical practice (including 3,000 hours under supervision). BCD professionals can be social workers, counselors, psychologists, or other mental-health professionals)

2007 – Credentialed as a Registered Play Therapist and Supervisor ( RPT-S has extensive experience with children and more than five years and 5000 direct contact hours of post-graduate clinical practice.)

Professional Affiliations

National Association of Social Workers
American Board of Examiners in Clinical Social Work
Association for Play Therapy

Professional History Summary

1992 to 1998 – Worked in tandem with the Medical Director to coordinate medical treatment for patients with mental illness

1993 - Established a therapy group for persons with Bi-polar and depression for the prevention of relapse

1994 – Established a family education group for families of serious mental illness to prevent relapse and maintain family connection

1999 – Began private practice with focus on children, adolescents and families

2001 – Served as President-Elect for the Alamo Chapter of the Texas Association for Play Therapy

2002 – Served as the Co-Chair for the Volunteer Committee of the Texas Association for Play Therapy

2002 – Presented a Play Therapy case study to Psychiatry Interns from University of Texas Health Science Center

2004 – Initiated the Tallahassee Chapter for Play Therapy

2005 – 2008: President-Elect, President and Past-President of the Alamo Chapter of the Texas Association for Play Therapy

Professional Presentations and Talks

Strong Willed Children
Marriage Preparation
What is Play Therapy?