Hi, I'm Casey. I am a Licensed Professional Counselor Supervisor. I have been practicing as a therapist since 2009, and during that time I have had the privilege to provide care in community agencies, criminal justice settings with adult and juvenile detainees, non-profit agencies, academic settings, group practices and private practice. I am an EMDR and DBT-Trained therapist, a Certified Trauma Therapist through Trauma Support Services of North Texas and a Certified Sex Therapist through the American Board of Christian Sex Therapists.
In practice, I believe strongly in the power of relationship. I believe the therapeutic relationship is significant in the process of healing and that this relationship must be built upon a foundation of respect and trust. My highest priority is that my clients feel safe and understood, and in this context, I seek to help clients gain insight into their thoughts, feelings, and behaviors and to lead them in the process of healing and change so that they are able to feel empowered to make adaptive, satisfying choices in their life and relationships.
My therapeutic approach is rooted in the neuroscience of attachment and relationships. I often work with clients who have “tried everything” and don’t know where to turn. I believe that the dialogue between therapist and client is important for connection and understanding and that traditional talk-therapy has a place in the therapeutic process; however, I implement complementary approaches that are based upon the scientific study of human behavior as it relates to adaptive and maladaptive functioning of the central nervous system and brain-behavior relationships.
In my work with clients, I utilize EMDR, Internal Family Systems, Somatic Experiencing, and Mindfulness-based therapies to help individuals learn new ways of relating and behaving and to heal from trauma and other distressing life experiences. My approach to healing reaches beyond changing thoughts and behaviors and addresses the way that trauma and patterns have been stored in the brain and body.
In addition to specializing in working with clients to heal from the after-effects of traumatic experiences, my practice focuses on providing treatment for various other complex challenges such as overcoming compulsive patterns of thinking, feeling, and behaving, struggles with shame and low self-worth, codependency, attachment disruptions, past relational neglect and abuse, complex or developmental trauma, female sexual concerns and dysfunction, spiritual injury.
I was raised in Dallas, Texas and made my way to the West and East Coasts as well as life abroad before settling back in Dallas where I have practiced for the last two decades.
M.A. Biblical Counseling from Dallas Theological Seminary
B.A. Psychology from Wake Forest University
EMDR Trained Therapist
DBT Trained Therapist
Certified Sex Therapist
Certified Trauma Therapist
Certified Instructor for CASE Sex Education Courses
American Board of Christian Sex Therapists
Christian Association of Psychological Studies