I am a Master’s Level Counseling Intern at the University of North Texas. I earned my Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth. Most of my counseling experience has been with children and adults struggling with anxiety, depression, trauma, time management, and stress management.
My primary approach to counseling is Cognitive Behavioral Therapy or CBT. This approach helps my clients increase self-awareness, specifically related to conscious thought and stopping negative thoughts. As a client, if have a more accurate understanding of your thoughts, you can more purposefully change your reactions and behaviors, helping you feel empowered and free as you move forward in life. This approach can also help you gain a better understanding of the control you have over future reactions and behaviors.
As a play therapist, I utilize Cognitive Behavioral Play Therapy. I use play activities to communicate with children on their developmental level in engaging ways. This allows them to process challenges and to communicate through their natural language: play! For example, I might use puppets and stuffed animals to teach cognitive strategies such as challenging negative thinking styles and creating positive self-statements.
My goal is work with you throughout your process of personal growth and to target other goals you may bring to therapy. My roles as therapist are to listen, educate, and encourage you while providing non-judgmental support. We will work together to identify your natural strengths and to explore new coping skills. I look forward to empowering you on your journey, one we will take together in our therapeutic relationship.
Please contact me directly at (972) 662-8921 or tkeller@lotusflowermound.