I am a Licensed Professional Counselor in the state of Texas. I work with people who want to live happier and healthier lives and who feel like things are out of sorts. Many and most people have experienced this, and they don’t know where to begin. I provide a supportive and warm environment for clients to overcome barriers to moving forward, and I work to help them find balance. I know from working with people of all ages and backgrounds that a supportive relationship can be a healing component when on a challenging journey.
I have always had a passion for working with children and parents. In 2001, I began working with children with autism using Applied Behavioral Analysis in school and home settings. After completing my master’s degree, I transitioned to a residential treatment center where I worked for 8 years with children, adolescents, and their families providing individual and family therapy. I had the opportunity to work with a diverse group of clients with varying diagnoses. I became a mother myself during that stage of my career, which has helped deepen my understanding of children. Being a parent myself, has made me a better therapist.
In 2008, when I became pregnant, my husband and I took a birthing class and I quickly realized my passion for the pregnancy and postpartum population. This inspired me to become a certified birthing instructor, and I began teaching birthing classes at night. I have had the opportunity to work with mothers and their partners during pregnancy helping them prepare for birth and during the postpartum period while transitioning to parenthood. As a mother and counselor, I know this period in life is not easy. Since opening my private practice, I have followed my passion and continue working with this population through counseling.
I invite you to explore the rest of my website to find out more about what I do! I believe that therapy can be beneficial for people of all ages and backgrounds and I hope that you will contact me today to get started! I look forward to hearing from you!
Bachelors of Science in Psychology
Colorado State University 2005
Minor in Coaching
Masters of Arts in Counseling
St. Edward’s University 2007
Concentration: Marriage & family therapist
Certified Birthing Instructor 2009
EMDR training 2014
EMDR certified 2017
EMDR Child Specialist Certification 2018
Trauma Focus Yoga Certification 2018