Supervised by: Chari Westcott, MA, LPC-S #68004

Primary Specialty Areas:
Adjustment, Anxiety, Intrapersonal functioning, Applied Behavioral Analysis therapy, Autism Spectrum Disorder, Dissociative Identity Disorder, Self-Esteem, Humanistic Approaches, Cognitive Therapy, Therapeutic Expressive Arts, Therapeutic Play, Mindfulness, Relaxation, Spirituality and Religion, Christian Faith

Professional background:
Dominique promotes her mission to defeat the stigma around Mental Health in every session, where she upholds that all clients are able to achieve the growth they are looking for and her role in session is as facilitator, never advice-giver. As the American Counseling Association defines counseling as “a professional relationship that empowers diverse individuals, families, and groups to accomplish mental health, wellness, education, and career goals”, Dominique firmly believes in building the bridge between clients and providers, attempting to reach clients where they are at.

Dominique has worked in various clinical settings since 2017 and began seeing clients in a psychotherapeutic setting since 2019. These clients have presented with a wide variety of clinical issues and presenting concerns, allowing her to diversify her approaches and clinical experiences.

Before this, she received 2 years experience working with children with Autism in in-home and community settings. Following this, Dominique volunteered with a global mental health organization, allowing her to travel to Bali, Indonesia. There she collaborated with other international volunteers to work closely with children in orphanages, the homeless, geriatric populations, psychiatric patients, hospital staff, and others conducting occupational therapy, english lessons, and a holistic health approach.

Dominique has been involved on several research projects through the Psychology and Counseling departments since 2016 and continues to conduct research with her colleagues. Dominique presented at the 2020 TACES Conference in support and advocacy for clients experiencing DID symptoms.

Education:
Masters of Arts in Clinical Mental Health Counseling – Sam Houston State University, Huntsville
Bachelors of Science in Psychology – Sam Houston State University, The Woodlands

Trainings:
Applied Behavioral Analysis therapy
Global Mental Health advocacy
Mental Health Activity Support Work
Cross-Cultural Counseling
Group Work
Love People Not Pixels – Human Trafficking Awareness and Identification

About Me:
Dominique enjoys baking and watching The Great British Baking Show, painting with acrylics, playing classical and modern music on the piano, traveling and experiencing different cultures and foods, and hiking at State Parks in her free time. In addition, Dominique volunteers in and around the Houston community as service is an important aspect of her life and advocacy for others. Some sites she has been involved at include The Houston Food Bank, St. Joseph’s Clubhouse, Carriage Inn Retirement Facility, St. Vincent de Paul, and others. Dominique loves being asked questions, so don’t be shy to bring them to session!