214.824.2009

4144 N Central Expwy Suite 520

Dallas TX 75204

Be as determined as a dandelion.

“Look back not in anger, nor forward in fear, but around you in awareness.”

James Thurber


We are remarkable and resilient. 

We are always growing and changing. 

A crisis becomes an opportunity for growth when we encourage our internal creative resources. 

Moving into acceptance of what happens in life begins the creative process. 


Good counseling is about responding well to a current crisis - 

good therapy is inviting all the growth and wisdom possible.

The future is your canvas - your life is yours to create. 


I offer my ability and experience in combining the arts and science that are essential to therapy, 

architecture and life.


Thriving through all life’s challenges is my approach to therapy.  



Specialties

“We cannot put off living until we are ready. The most salient characteristic of life is its coersiveness, it’s always urgent, here and now without any possibility for postponement. Life is fired at us point blank." Jose Ortega y Gassett


Individual Counseling

Change & Crisis  Management

Sleep Disorders

Depression & Anxiety

OCD & Phobias

Stress & Pain Management 

Clinical Hypnosis

"Coming Out" & Sexual Identity Issues

Loss & Grief

Irritable Bowel Syndrome &

Gastric Distress

Couples Counseling

Blending Families

Improving Communication

Rediscovering Love

Improving Sexual Intimacy

 Managing Finances

Negotiating Healthy Separation

Career Development

Goal & Priority Setting

Career Transition

 Retirement / Return to Work Issues 





Over 20 Years Experience

I am skilled in treating the wide variety of therapeutic concerns listed in Specialties. Sleep disorders ranges from late night racing thoughts to recurrent nightmares. Disturbed sleep often complicates or even causes the emotional distress that brings people to my office. Restoring healthy sleep is a frequent first step in becoming healthier.

 

I presented for many years at national conferences for professionals regarding my approach to restoring healthier sleep.  

Clinical Hypnosis is one of my therapeutic approaches in helping clients accomplish their goals. I have extensive training in clinical hypnosis from the  American Society of Clinical Hypnosis (ASCH) and other professional organizations. I have worked as an Approved Consultant for ASCH.


Prior to becoming both a Licensed Professional Counselor and a National Board Certified Counselor, I practiced commercial design for 10 years and remain a licensed Architect.


For an appointment call

214.824.2009



If you are curious about the phrase 

"Be as determined as a dandelion"

there is a blog post offering an explanation.

Ethics & Insurance & Fees

Professional Ethics

I am responsible for maintaining the ethical guidelines of practice as established by the Texas State Board of Examiners of Professional Counselors.

I hope and believe that you will never need the following number. Even so, every therapy client should know that there are people to turn to if you need to lodge a formal complaint against your therapist. 


The Texas State Board of Examiners of Professional Counselors: 1.800.942.5540



Insurance

I am currently participating on the following insurance provider panels:

Blue Cross Blue Shield  -  Scott & White  -  Aetna

 

Insurance reimbursement is often available at the "out of network" level. A statement can be provided that contains all of the information your insurer needs to process a claim. The reimbursement check then goes to you. 


If you have an HSA or FlexSpending card with any insurance provider - those cards can be used whether I am a provider for that company or not.


Contact your insurance provider for best information regarding your 

available benefits.


Private Pay Fees

This is a fee for service practice. Payment is due on the date of the appointment. I have an income-based sliding scale that provides fee-friendly services.

Fees Effective July 5, 2018 

Initial session of 80 minutes is $165. 

Sliding scale fees are available 

after the initial session:

Income over $90K = $135 per session

Between $60K - $90K = $110 per session

Between $45K -$60K = $90 per session

Under $45K = $75 per session


Forms of payment accepted - credit & debit cards, HSA accounts, checks, and cash. Your HSA card can be used even if I am not a provider in your insurance network.