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Countryside Road

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About Joey

I am a psychotherapist who sees myself as a partner in your development and in reaching your greatest fulfillment.

Having been a successful software sales executive, I know that there is so much more to life's purpose than just wealth and professional accolades.

 

I became a counselor to help clients navigate life and to get "unstuck" when the road ahead seems unclear or even hopeless.

I'm a CBT and EMDR trained counselor, and have a wide depth of experience with different clients.

 

In session, you can expect to explore the roots of what’s really going on with you, and practice real tools we can use to improve life’s trajectory. 

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I received my Bachelor of Arts degrees in Government and History from the University of Texas at Austin in 2014. Although psychotherapy as it exists today began with Dr. Freud in the late-1800’s, I find that the works of the ancient philosophers can often be remarkably helpful in addressing some of the hardships of life that we continue to struggle with today.

I completed my Master of Arts degree from St. Edward’s University in December 2021. I have also received training from the Beck Institute in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for depression and anxiety and from the EMDR International Association in Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) Therapy. In addition:​

  • I have experience working with adolescents and adults of all ages, from teens to older adults facing the challenges of late-life role transitions.
     

  • Coming from a successful business background, I have experience as a hiring manager evaluating resumés and cover letters, interviewing candidates, assessing for strengths and interests to determine suitable roles, negotiating job offers (both as an applicant and as an employer), and assessing competing offers to determine the best path forward in pursuit of one’s goals. I draw upon all of these experiences to help my clients reach their professional goals when feeling stuck or burnt-out in their current role.
     

  • I utilize evidence-based, scientifically-proven modalities in helping my clients overcome challenges and reach their goals. Most especially I draw upon my training in cognitive-behavioral therapy and EMDR. Other treatment modalities I utilize include solution-focused, existential, relational, attachment-based, family systems, interpersonal, coaching, mindfulness-based, multicultural, rational-emotive (REBT), therapeutic lifestyle change (TLC), positive psychology, emotionally-focused therapy (EFT), & the Gottman Method.

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Training & Background

Education
  • MA, Mental Health Counseling, St. Edward's University, Dec 2021

  • BA, Government & History, University of Texas at Austin, May 2014

Licenses & Certifications
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  • Licensed Professional Counselor Associate - Texas Behavioral Health Executive Council

  • National Certified Counselor - National Board for Certified Counselors

Experience
  • Private Practice – LifeDynamic Counseling & Psychotherapy

  • Private Practice – Treaty Oak Psychotherapy

  • Psychotherapy Intern – Capital Area Counseling

  • Career Counseling Intern – Texas State University Office of Career Services

  • Account Executive – ManagedMethods, Inc.

  • Client & Sales Rep Manager – memoryBlue

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Associations & Memberships
  • American Counseling Association (ACA)

  • Texas Counseling Association (TCA)

  • National Career Development Association (NCDA)

  • National Employment Counseling Association (NECA)

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