Lighthouse Couple & Family Practice
Types of Clients Seen
I earned my Master's degree in Marriage and Family Therapy (MFT) from East Carolina University and my Ph.D in MFT from Texas Tech University. I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT) in the state of Texas, an American Associate of Marriage and Family Therapy (AAMFT) Clinical member, and an AAMFT Approved Supervisor. I am an associate professor at Texas Tech University in the Community, Family, and Addiction Sciences department, and the Master's Program Director in the Couple, Marriage, and Family Therapy Program. In this role I train graduate students to become Marriage and Family Therapists. I previously taught at Alliant University and the University of Nevada Las Vegas (UNLV) MFT programs prior to moving back to Lubbock, TX. In addition to my role as an associate professor, I research the impact of technology on individuals, couples, and families, focusing on issues related to online infidelity, technology addiction (cellphone, internet, pornography), and how couples communicate about use of technology in their relationship. I have also been writing, researching, and training therapists in the practice of relational teletherapy services. I have presented my research at local, state, national, and international conferences, as well as provide media interviews on technology-related concerns.
I am currently accepting clients. To schedule your first appointment please feel free to email me: firstname.lastname@example.org or call me: (252) 702-9277.
I work with a variety of different clients seeking therapy for a wide range of clinical issues. I am an ally to the LGBTQIA+ community and provide affirming therapy services. I work with individuals, couples, and families. When working with individuals, I utilize a systemic framework, which means that I will consider the role important relationships, your environment, and society play in contributing to the problems that have lead you to therapy. I have primarily helped individuals taking on depression, anxiety, or other mental health diagnoses, grief and loss, weight-bias/stigma, addiction, eating disorders, and suicide ideation. The couples I work with typically are facing issues related to communication, infidelity (online and/or offline), intimate partner violence or domestic violence, and sexual difficulties. Finally, the families I work with typically are seeking my services to help with parenting or co-parenting concerns, and navigating life transitions.
As a therapist I recognize the difficulties people face when they decide to come to therapy. It is my goal to help reduce the stigma by offering caring and confidential services to my clients. My work with you, your partner(s), and/or your family will focus on identifying your strengths and available resources, to validate each person's story and perspective, and to assist you in reaching your therapeutic goals. I currently offer both in person services, as well as online, live video-based therapy through a HIPAA compatible website.