I am a Licensed Professional Counselor Associate. I obtained my Master’s at the University of North Texas in Clinical Mental Health. I earned my Bachelor of Science in Psychology from the Dallas Baptist University. Most of my counseling experience has been with college students and adults struggling with trauma, anxiety, depression, and grief.
My primary approach to counseling is Rational Emotive Behavior Therapy or REBT. This approach focuses on increasing unconditional acceptance in three main areas: self, others, and life itself. Together, we increase this acceptance by digging deep into your belief systems and reframing stringent unaccepting beliefs into more rational accepting beliefs. This reframing calls on you to take behavioral steps toward a life that is more accepting and free!
I believe that the therapeutic relationship is important in healing and in the effective use of REBT. Because of this, counseling begins with us building a therapeutic relationship. We will work together to identify and define your goals. Then you get to put those goals to the test as you continue to strive for more acceptance and freedom in your life.
My hope as a counselor is to connect with you and help bring a level of joy to your life regardless of circumstance.
Please contact me directly at 940-268-4287 or lkelly@lotusflowermound to get started!