With a masters degree from Sam Houston State University in Clinical Mental Health and a bachelors in teaching and directing an athletics program, Lola is poised to offer evidenced based treatment to children, adolescents, and adults. Lola is particularly mindful of the ways body and mind are connected, and works with clients to recognize how their physical health can impact their emotional well being, and their emotional state affects their health.
Having worked in a residential youth care facility, Lola is well acquainted with the long road to recovery that children and young adults face when they have endured devastating losses or have been abused. She helps youth reimagine obstacles as stepping stones and challenges as potential victories. She’s well able to use these skills with all ages, and draws from her experiences as a college student outreach coordinator in her early career when working with young adults.
Lola recognizes how different cultures perceive mental health, and as a greater goal, works to help the community understand that mental health is important to people of all ethnicities, sexual orientations, religions, and other backgrounds. In her application to work at HFC, she impressed us most with the statement, “I strive to educate and create safe spaces for all people to have a voice, express their realities, and recognize the power of understanding themselves.” We are proud to have her on our team.