I believe each client has a uniquely rich inner life and deep well of experiences, as well as a considerable external network of past and present relationships, social structures, and cultural influences that can profoundly affect one’s emotional and developmental journey. All of these can provide valuable insight into helping one understand and untangle challenging emotions. I intend to walk alongside you as a co-explorer on your journey in therapy, to help you navigate your emotional and relational “landscape”, and uncover and utilize your valuable inner resources.
I work from a client-centered approach using transparency, curiosity, and active listening to ensure that the work we are doing is focused on your personal journey, needs, and goals, while emphasizing your strengths, and curating your helpful inner resources. I will also provide practical guidance and utilize evidence-based techniques drawn from psychodynamic, cognitive-behavioral, narrative, and solution-focused theories, tailored to your needs, when appropriate.
I work with individual adults, adolescents, couples, and families with concerns including:
- Parenting in biological as well as foster/adoptive families
- Life transitions
- Behavioral concerns
- Compassion fatigue (Caregiver stress/burnout)
I received my BA degree from Texas A&M University, and my MA degree from Texas State University in Clinical Mental Health Counseling. I have experience providing individual and family counseling at the Texas State University counseling clinic, and have helped to facilitate adolescent group therapy and parenting groups at the Timothy Center in Austin, TX. I have previous professional experience working in early childhood education as a teacher and supervisor, and helping children and their advocates navigate the foster care system as a case manager.
When I am not working, I enjoy reading books by JRR Tolkien or John Steinbeck, spending time with my husband, or learning to cook new things!