Insurance: Aetna, BCBS, Cigna, Optum, ComPsych, MediNCrease, & Magellan
Locations: Coppell, Plano, & Online
Do you feel like the world is often against you? Do you struggle with viewing yourself and others around you in a positive way? Have you ever felt like your emotions and thoughts are on a roller coaster and there is no way for you to get off? Lennie works with people who are struggling with depression, anxiety, trauma, borderline personality disorder, self-harm, and interpersonal problems. Lennie uses Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) to help her clients identify negative automatic thoughts, faulty expectations, and unhealthy relationship patterns. She believes that people are most able to heal when they are in an environment they feel is safe, with a therapist who understands what they are going through, and is willing to meet them where they are.
In college, Lennie volunteered at a pregnancy crisis center where she met with women who were experiencing unplanned pregnancies. Uncertainty and fear of the future was something many women who came to her were experiencing. Lennie understands that life can be scary, especially when we are faced with decisions that can have big implications in our lives. At New Heights, Lennie often meets similar clients who are also afraid of what the future might hold and who are experiencing that fear right now in the present. Lennie has been able to help clients take it day by day by learning how to live in the moment and by giving them tools to better cope with the future.
Lennie grew up in Alabama where she attended Auburn University and received her Bachelor of Science in Health Promotion. After deciding to pursue a career in counseling, she moved half way across the country to Dallas to achieve this goal. She received her Master of Arts in Biblical Counseling from Dallas Theological Seminary in 2014 and has been working with people of varying backgrounds, ages, and cultures ever since.
Lennie believes that people will get the most out of life when they are functioning well in the five areas of wellness: physical, emotional, interpersonal, spiritual, and financial. She believes that each area of wellness affects others to some degree.
In other words, she believes in a holistic approach to counseling.
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