I have over 30 years of experience doing therapy with adults, both individually and in groups. Though I work with a variety of problems, my area of specialization includes the treatment of social anxiety, agoraphobia, panic disorder, and generalized anxiety disorder.
BA in social psychology
University of Texas in Arlington
Phobia and Anxiety Center of the Southwest
- Dallas, TX
Community Psychotherapy Center
- Dallas, TX
- Dallas TX
Social Anxiety Group Treatment
These groups of 6-8 are for people dealing with anxiety in social and public speaking settings. The treatment consists of 14 weekly evening sessions.
Although there are opportunities to share experiences with and get support from other group members who have been dealing with social anxiety, the focus of the meetings is on learning skills to help with this problem. The sessions will include psycho-education, relaxation techniques, cognitive restructuring (learning to identify and challenge the thoughts that are "getting you in trouble"), assertiveness training, goal setting, and exposure/practice.
As difficult (or terrifying!) as it might sound to talk about social anxiety in a group setting, I have found this to be the best environment in which to face your fears and make dramatic changes in your life.
Individually, I work with people with a variety of problems. I primarily employ a cognitive-behavioral treatment approach, helping clients to identify and challenge those distortions in their thinking that are interfering with achieving a sense of well-being in their lives.
Some Client Feedback
What my clients have said
"Sometimes words are so inadequate for the expression of emotions. You came into my life with healing at a time when I needed healing. What can I say, but thank you and thank you again. Your kindness will not be forgotten."
Initial individual session: $125
Subsequent sessions: $100
Group sessions: $50
Sliding scale income-based fee available
Blue Cross Insurance