I am a Licensed Professional Counselor, with a Master of Arts in Marriage and Family Therapy from Southern Nazarene University. I have training in Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) therapy and have found it to be effective in addressing trauma and adverse life events with clients. I’ve worked with families, couples and individuals, providing a safe environment in which they can identify strengths and develop healthy coping skills. As a result, clients are better equipped to manage life’s stressors more effectively.
I provide individual and family therapy. Additionally, working with couples to identify relationship strengths as well as weak areas, to help them develop healthier patterns and improve their relationships is one of my specialties. I have completed Level 1 Training in Gottman Method Couples Therapy and use Gottman Method in my work with couples. Paradoxically, working with individuals who are in various stages of determining if they want to end a relationship is another area that I have extensive experience and have had great success in helping clients navigate this incredibly difficult decision in their lives.
I have lived in Tulsa for over 26 years and I’m married to a Tulsa native. We attend church at Life.Church . One of my hobbies is Canine Obedience Training. We are the proud owners of a three Boston Terriers, Gracie, Sassy and Howie. I feel very fortunate to have Sassy as a therapy dog in my practice. And my husband and I enjoy going to nursing homes with Gracie and Sassy with PawPals , our Therapy Dog Group from Tulsa Dog Training Club . Howie is in the process of completing the training required to become a PawPals dog.
Sassafras “Sassy” Johnson is a 17 pound female Boston Terrier who is an AKC Registered Therapy Dog. In addition to working at Empowered Life Counseling, Sassy visits nursing homes and elementary schools as a therapy dog. Howie, a 21 pound male Boston, is also an AKC Registered Therapy Dog and he visits nursing homes and elementary schools as well.