Anxiety, depresion, and grief related to chronic pain and food related allergies. Using Acceptance and Commitment Therapy along with CBT.
Every person has a different journey and needs different tools to make their journey through life. I believe that everyone has the ability to make changes no matter how hard and what obstacles are placed in their path. Sometimes a person needs a helping hand and an ear that's willing to listen. As a therapist working with my clients I try to show understanding, guidance, and empathy throughout their path.
I have worked in the mental health field for 15+ years. I started my journey as a therapist working as an inpatient mental health technician at Baptist Hospital, while attending college for my bachelors and masters. I worked with an array of therapist, doctors, nurses, and patients. All teaching me valuable lessons that I am still able to use today. I completed many hours in private schools and inpatient psychiatric hospitals during my education. I have worked with children with Autism; learning from them and their parents patience, acceptance, and strength. I worked many years as a therapist and clinical director of a residential treatment faculity with children with an array of trauma, mental health needs, and sexual offender behaviors. I supervised many therapist and students teaching and learning from both. The key with all was to understand that each of their paths started differently and will continue to change throughout the years. Over the past several years I have transitioned to working with adults and children dealing with anxiety, depression, and grief related to chronic pain and food allergy related issues.
My goal is to help guide my clients to self healing and acceptance. While understanding that it's difficult to admit we have pain to carry. No matter if its physical, mental, or both.
“Mental pain is less dramatic than physical pain, but it is more common and also more hard to bear. The frequent attempt to conceal mental pain increases the burden: it is easier to say “My tooth is aching” than to say “My heart is broken.”
― C.S. Lewis, The Problem of Pain
University of Louisville
Bachelors in Psychology
Masters of Education – Counseling and Personnel Services, Specialization in Art Therapy
Licensure and Certifications:
Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor, LPCC
Juvenile Sexual Offender Counselor Certification, JSOCC
Bray Wellness Counseling is a part of The Craniofacial and TMJ Institute. We are located within the same building.
13291 O'Bannon Station Way
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