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Are you looking for?  A warm, compassionate, resourceful strength-based therapist who is skilled at multiple treatment approaches? 
 An action-oriented therapist who likes to see results?  A therapist that supports the changes you want individually and in your relationships? Treatment approaches that have been empirically researched and proven effective in multiple populations?

Welcome to my practice Meaningful Therapies.  I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist.  I have been providing counseling and therapy services since 2001. I work with children, teens, adults, couples, and families.

In particular, I specialize in the treatment relationships therapy for individuals, couples, and families.   I also specialize in chronic illness, chronic pain, and body -image, eating disorders, trauma, depression, and anxiety disorders.

I will work collaboratively with you to move through challenges while uncovering your strengths and potential so you may lead a more meaningful and integrated life.  I offer a strength-based approach to help you access your resilience and find balance in your mind in body.

You can see me in my private practice in my Frisco office.  I can also travel to you when circumstances permit.

In addition to my work in private practice, I work for a large pediatric hospital the Dallas Fort Worth area where I provide individual and family, psychotherapy. I work closely with parents regarding their children's difficulties.

I am a systemically and relationally trained therapist who values the mind, body, and sprit.  Current research and experience-based treatments guide my work.  Being a relational trained therapist, I see the importance in considering the relationships in client's lives (spouses significant others, friends, parents, children, work mates, etc.).

Relationships are at the heart of every being.   It is important to feel connected, heard and valued.  It is part of being human.  I help people learn how to connect with one another and with themselves.  When working with couples Emotionally Focused Couples therapy (EFT) informs my work.  Research shows that couples that participate in EFT couples therapy are more successful than any other forms of couples therapy.

In addition to working with relationship difficulties, depression and anxiety; I have expertise in providing psychological services to patients in medical settings who are dealing with a chronic illness, chronic pain, and eating disorders. Stress management and coping with stress related illnesses are additional also special interests of mine.  I have training in biofeedback and a clinical certification in advance hypnosis.

Within the context empathy, I listen deeply, collaborate closely, and think creatively to help you achieve your dreams and goals.  My mission is to help you experience health, happiness and all that they desire in life. I seek to engage the best in you, your child, your partner, your family, and your life.  I would be honored to collaborate with you to help you achieve your goals. 

I welcome you to browse my website, learn more about my background and experience, and see if I may be of a good fit for you or your family. 

Please do not hesitate to call with questions or to set up an initial consultation. 

I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapy Supervisor in the state of Texas.  I offer supervision to LMFT-Associates who are working towards full licensure.

You may reach me at 972-489-2658.  I am currently offering a free 15-minute phone.