I am passionate about helping people heal, grow, and realize their full potential. Everyone experiences challenges throughout life. Therapy is a way to overcome and grow through difficult times. My intention is to create a safe, supportive and healing environment that empowers individuals to thrive. My area of focus is relationships. Whether it be working on a romantic, family, or friendly relationship, I combine a variety of therapeutic techniques, including attachment theory, Gottman Therapy, and Emotionally Focused therapy to provide insights and tools to healthier, more satisfying relationships.
I specialize in working with families that have a loved one with a mental illness. Watching a loved one struggle can be an overwhelming and emotionally draining time that can lead to chronic grief. I work with individuals on processing their complex emotions, promoting healthy coping skills and positive ways to support one’s family members.
I offer a support group for adolescents with a family member with a mental illness. This group is a combination of support, psychoeducation, and therapeutic activities to promote healthy coping skills and understanding of loved ones’ illnesses. Adolescence can be a challenging time and connecting with others in similar situations in a safe space can be transformative. Please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
I received a B.A. in Psychology with a focus on Child Development from the University of Rochester in 2005, a Master’s in Social Work from the University of Texas at Austin in 2014 and am a Licensed Master’s Social Worker (LMSW). I am a part-time School Social Worker at Cedars International Academy where I provide therapy to youth and families. I have been working with youth, individuals, and families in Austin for the last 7 years, including the VA Outpatient Hospital and Salvation Army. I proudly served as a Peace Corps Volunteer in Honduras from 2006-2008 and offer services in Spanish.
In my free time, I enjoy Austin’s nature, food, and music scene. I also volunteer at Explore Austin, NAMI, and Austin’s Healthy Youth Partnership (HYP).