You know that saying “Never judge a book by its cover”? Well, I can honestly say that the cover of my book does not match the pages! The pages in my book of life have equipped me with the experience to connect with ALL people. In my book, I’ve encountered many conflicts. I’ve been the antagonist and the protagonist and I’m just in the rising action. Because my pages are not all filled with butterflies and sunshine, I’ve had to work to find ways to help equip myself with daily coping skills. I am happy to be in a position as a therapist to share my experience with others through therapy and consulting that promote mental health and wellness.
For the past decade, I’ve been in the education chapters of life. I’ve worked as a Life Skills paraprofessional, Resource/Inclusion Teacher, Behavior Support Teacher, AVID Coordinator and a Reading Interventionist. I’ve been afforded the opportunity to gain my educational experience in Title I campuses in Spring ISD (Houston, TX), Northside ISD (San Antonio, TX), Duncanville ISD (Dallas, TX) and Mesquite ISD, (Dallas, TX). I am ending my career in Mesquite ISD as the first middle school Interventionist/Crisis Counselor (Mental Health Counselor).
So why should you trust me to help you write the next pages in your book of life? Well, since you asked….I am passionate about helping people become the best version of them. I help people turn their scars into beauty marks. I offer a nonjudgmental, safe environment. I’m not afraid to share my own life lessons if the opportunity permits. We will work together to have the best counseling or consultant experience possible.
Forest High School 2003
High School Diploma
University of Southern Mississippi 2008
B.S. in Psychology
Lamar University 2017
M.Ed in School Counseling
Certificate in Mental Health Counseling 2018
Dallas Yoga Center 2019
Mindfulness Teacher Certification
Texas Education Association Certification
Special Education EC-12
English as a Second Language
School Counselor EC-12
Texas Department of State Health
Licensed Professional Counselor
My process is designed to empower your population regardless of the demographics. Talk to me today about how I can support your mental health
Wanda taught a mindfulness class to the Varsity Dance Team at Molina High School in Dallas ISD. She is now an Honorary MHS Rosette!
Wanda led a gratitude mindfulness in class in Jacksonville, Fl. These ladies were reminded of the small things to be grateful for during the holiday season.
Wanda's mental health educator presentations are energetic and relatable. She models highly researched teaching strategies in all of her sessions. Some examples include thinkpairshare, quick writes & repeated instructions.