- Your licensure is LCSW. What does that mean?
It means licensed clinical social worker in Texas. It means licensed certified social worker in MS. This licensure allows the bearer of this license to legally perform many evaluatory, counseling, psychotherapy, educational, advocacy-oriented and organizational duties. An LCSW in either state can call themselves a psychotherapist.
- How much do you charge?
If insurance is not paying, then telehealth is $80 a 60-minute hour and live, face-to-face is $100 a 60-minute hour.
- Do you do Christian Counseling?
Yes, I can specifically provide Christian Counseling as I am myself, Christian. I can also provide counseling and psychotherapy to people on different spiritual paths without judgment nor attempts to influence their belief system to match my own.
- Do you work with active addicts and alcoholics?
I can only work with addicts and alcoholics who are ready for Stage 2 recovery work. I cannot work to help people get sober. But I can work to help people stay sober.
- Do you go to court, talk with attorneys or write letters for attorneys?
- Do you do couple’s therapy?
- How do you work with adults who have post-traumatic stress disorder or some other form of anxiety or depressive disorder?
I prefer to work with the identified client and their adult support person. We don’t exist in a vacuum; we exist in a system. Anxiety-related disorders can disrupt that system. Depression or traumatic grief can, too. A loving support person alongside the person who is experiencing anxiety or depression benefits from someone at their side to help ground them, encourage them, understand them and be a supporting member of their team. And that person may be their significant other. Couple’s therapy is a correct-the- problems-in-the-relationship style of therapy. If one’s PTSD, depression or anxiety is the problem in the relationship, then trauma therapy or self-relationship therapy precedes couple’s therapy.
- Do you work with special needs adults?
Yes, but only if their caregiver is a part of the session