I believe you are the expert of your experience and my aim is to support you in your journey toward a more fulfilling and joyful life. Maybe you want to feel understood, at home in your body, or at peace with yourself and the people around you. I want that for you too. That’s why I became a therapist.
Throughout counseling, we will work together to creatively solve problems and enhance well-being through a non-judgmental and empowering therapeutic relationship. I don’t think I know it all, but I want to hear your story. I’m here to listen so that you can manage life’s current difficulties and enhance well-being. I love challenging assumptions and going beyond stereotypes. If you’re feeling stuck, but ready to create a life you’ve only dreamed of, let’s work together.
My areas of clinical interest are varied, however I have a particular interest in working with individuals who identify as transgender or gender nonconforming, lesbian, gay, bisexual, queer, or questioning (LGBTQ) and couples in or thinking about an open relationship.
I currently offer one ongoing group:
The Trans* Support and Process Group is for transgender, gender nonconforming, or genderqueer individuals (or anyone else under the umbrella). The aim is to provide a safe space where members have the opportunity to share their experiences and concerns with one another in a confidential setting. Individuals at any stage in their transition are welcome to join. We meet on Tuesday evenings and a short phone consultation is required to join the group. Click here for more information.
For folks who like the facts, I received my B.A. in Sociology from the University of Florida and a Masters in Social Work from the University of Pittsburgh. Before moving to Austin, I coached caseworkers and worked directly with children and families involved with the child welfare system in Allegheny County, Pennsylvania. I love listening, connecting, and talking with people. In my free time, I enjoy biking, rock climbing, and reading. As a native Floridian, I’m happy to be back in the south where people say y’all and the weather is hot!