Do you feel you have to hide who you are and how you feel? Does it ever seem like you’re just out of sync with the rest of the world? Ever wish you could just be who you are?
Howdy, my name is Cody. You’ve taken at least two monumental steps to get here. In the very least you have decided something should be different and took action. I would be ecstatic to walk beside you in this phase of self discovery and living freely as your true self.
I’ve been in private practice since 12/2018, have two master’s degrees; Educational Leadership and Clinical Mental Health Counseling for which I hold multiple licenses. I’m currently shopping Ph. D programs because I’m a slow learner who’s a glutton for punishment and love academic debt.
While advocating for and attempting to meet needs in struggling communities I started after school clubs for STEM, an Anime club serving as an underground Gay Student Alliance, facilitating groups at an LGBT resource center, and founding the largest polyamorous community in my area.
I’ve also worked in an alternative peer group for young adults in substance abuse, a psychiatric hospital, a long term dual diagnosis substance abuse center, and a crisis hotline.
I use an eclectic, person-centered approach. I simply can’t know what you need, until we work together. Often, but not always, during the first session I’ll listen to you, ask some questions, then listen real hard to your answers. I’ll take the concerns you shared, use my experience to put together a menu of effective treatments, then greet you in session 2 with a menu of options we’ll use together to make a treatment plan custom to you. Common to almost all my work is acknowledging your struggles and highlighting your strengths through the lens of positive psychology.
- Former Houston LPC Association Board Member
- Level 2 Training in Gottman Method Couples Therapy
- Certified Clinical Trauma Professional, Level II
- Chi Sigma Iota International Honor Society for Counseling
- Kappa Delta Pi International Honor Society for Education