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 Associate (LMFT Associate) in the state of Texas, an American Associate of Marriage and Family Therapy (AAMFT) Clinical member, and an AAMFT Approved Supervisor. I am an assistant professor at Texas Tech University in the Community, Family, and Addiction Sciences department, and educate and train graduate level Couple, Marriage and Family therapy students. 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 assistant 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 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: or call me: (252) 702-9277.
I work with a variety of different clients seeking therapy for a wide range of clinical issues. I work with individuals, children, 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, LGBTQ identifying individuals, 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.