I’m an experienced counselor who delivers individualized therapy and has facilitated groups for adults and adolescents. I also facilitate a 5 session group for adolescents based on Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) called Emotions and Employability. Prior to a career in mental health, I worked my way up to regional customer service manager in the semiconductor (high tech) industry, covering a region from Texas to Minnesota and everything West, plus Florida! My high tech career allowed me to hone my skills as a leader, troubleshooter, problem-solver, and paradigm shifter. I incorporate these skills and a variety of mental health therapeutic tools together to work for you.
- Master of Science in Social Work from The University of Texas at Austin
- Bachelor of Arts in Organizational Communication from St. Edward’s University in Austin, Texas
- Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW), with supervisor designation
- Licensed Chemical Dependency Counselor (LCDC)
- National Association of Social Workers (NASW) member
- Association for Addiction Professionals (NAADAC) member
- Austin Chapter of Texas Association of Addiction Professionals (TAAP) member
- Board member serving as Co-Secretary since 2018
- American Psychological Association (APA) member
And now…(if you have time)
This is a quick story about the image of the Glorious Tree on my website. I took this picture at the school where I spent over 10 years assisting thousands of young people at Gary Job Corps. Many years ago, while attending an annual gathering of men in New Mexico, we sat in a ceremonial circle where a Shaman joined us. She started ‘seeing’ and describing each of our spirit animals. When she came to me, she hesitated and then skipped me saying she would get back to me. I admit that I was disappointed at first, but this quickly gave way to curiosity. When she worked her way back around to me, she said I was actually not an animal at all. She said my ‘spirit’ was that of a Giant Glorious Tree. I thought, What? A tree? She could see the confusion on my face; she then explained her vision of people coming to sit in the comfort of my shade, to relax, rest and feel safe, to think things through and discuss what was bothering them. After I thought about it, this rang very true for me. This analogy fits the type of service I offer to you.
So come sit with me, relax, and let’s talk about what’s going on. You can share with me what you’d like and we’ll come up with strategies and a solid plan to get you started on making positive changes in your life. If you don’t like sitting in an office, I am also available for long walks.
Call me today and let’s get started.
Here are comments I’ve received from former clients:
“You were always there for me to talk to and you helped me out in a lot of ways. Thank you so much for being there when I need you. I’m glad that I finally made it.”“Hi Mr. Q, Well I finally did it!!! I graduated, thanks for helping me through. You are an amazing person I’ve ever met. Good luck in your future and God bless you!!!”
“Thank you, Mr. Q., for helping me through my more than tumultuous moments. It is very easy for me to say, I would not have made it to graduation if not for you.”
“Thank you for being there for me during the rough times. You and (your intern) taught me a lot and helped me a lot. Thank you from the bottom of my heart.”
“Thank you very much for all that you have done for me this past year…. I have been able to become a different person and see myself as so much more and actually step back and look at the big picture…”