Program Therapist, LPC, LCDC
Sandra, as a Program Therapist, leads the DBT (Dialectical Behavioral Therapy) Group and Process Groups, in addition to providing individual therapy.
She joined Healing Springs Ranch as a member of the full-time clinical staff, shortly after it opened in 2014. She is passionate about DBT and is currently in the process of becoming certified in DBT.
Sandra has completed the “Trauma Model Certification” training developed by Colin A. Ross M.D. and Melissa Caldwell Engle MS, LPC, ATR. She is also trained in all five levels of Emotional Transformation Therapy and studied under Dr. Steven Vazquez, the creator of ETT.
In addition, she has an interest in transpersonal psychology, transpersonal experiences, spirituality, energy work, and near death experiences (NDE).
Before joining Healing Springs Ranch, Sandra worked as a therapist in the Trauma Unit of University Behavioral Health in Denton, and as a therapist working with juveniles. Prior to becoming a therapist, she worked in the legal field and the program she developed was given an honorable mention in a Congressional Award.
Sandra holds a Master of Science Degree in Mental Health Counseling from Texas Women’s University and a Bachelor’s Degree in Applied Arts and Science, with a focus on addiction.
Sandra shares her life with her husband, son, and daughter, on their mini ranch, where they enjoy their horses and dogs.