Upon receiving my bachelor’s degree in Sociology from the University of Texas at Austin in 1995, I began working with children and adolescents in the foster-care system on a ranch in the Texas Hill Country. From there, I was promoted to working in the juvenile justice field and ultimately was responsible for overseeing the entire Texas Youth Commission Parole Division in Williamson County, Texas. During this time my insatiable curiosity about the human condition began to really materialize, and after my own introspective soul searching, I eventually concluded that my truest desires and interests would best be served in the field of psychotherapy. I enrolled in the Masters Program in Clinical Social Work at the University of Texas at Austin and graduated with honors in 2002.
Since my graduation, I have been actively employed as a psychotherapist and started my own practice in 2003. I feel privileged to be a part of my clients lives in such a personal way and I am intensely captivated with my chosen profession. My practice has evolved to include 5-7 other clinicians, a post-graduate externship component for fellow practitioners, and three locations. Additionally, I am currently or have been a part of some invaluable counseling partnerships, including working with: CPS, Texas State Board of Pharmacy, Legal Aide, The University of Texas Counseling Center, The Austin State Hospital, Capital Area Mental Health, Williamson County Juvenile Services, Central Texas Counseling, and the Psychotherapy Associates of Judy L. Alexander, LCSW.
I am recognized by the State of Texas as a Licensed Professional Counselor Supervisor and a Licensed Clinical Social Worker Supervisor. I enjoy my goats, a hot cup of coffee, laughter, the outdoors and nurturing my 14 year old son.