Therapy provides the unique opportunity for you to adventure into and openly investigate your internal world. Emotional transformations can be akin to wading into the ocean or navigating a new trail in the forest. These pursuits can be exciting, but also intimidating, challenging, or frustrating at times. I view my role as your co-pilot; helping you to navigate the depths of your feelings, thoughts, and memories with the goal of unleashing your innate strengths and ability to heal. I do so with a genuine curiosity and openness, integrating my training in several evidence-based treatments.
My style is transparent, playful, and challenging yet compassionate. I work from a strength-based perspective, and I see you as an individual as well as within a relational context. You will have the opportunity to make sense of things that may feel frustrating, confusing, or hopeless and I’ll provide solid problem-solving skills as needed.
I work with individuals, families, and groups and focus on concerns pertinent to adolescence, young adulthood, parenting, and relationships, including: identity, authenticity, self-esteem, boundaries, intimacy, body image, gender, sexuality, and motivation. Depression, anxiety, trauma, and borderline personality disorder are some of the areas in which I have worked.
I come to the profession of mental health by way of my own internal adventure, professional experiences, and formal study. My bachelor’s degree is in Women’s and Gender Studies, and I have a broad professional background in public health, social justice, tech, and sales support. My master’s degree is in Clinical Social Work from the University of Texas at Austin. I am a Licensed Master Social Worker (LMSW) supervised by Louis Laves-Webb.
I enjoy time outside of therapy hiking with my dog, connecting with myself through yoga and exercise, experiencing new foods, and adventuring to new places with my partner.