I have committed my professional career to serving the psychological, social and emotional needs of my clients. As a licensed psychologist, my clinical practice focuses on the holistic treatment of relationships, including individual and couples therapy, family conflict, trauma and addiction.
I began my counseling career in ministry and use this background to integrate spiritual principles into helping clients gain a deeper understanding of themselves, their partner and other important people in their lives. I offer private counseling to individuals, couples, families and groups.
I am an experiential therapist utilizing Somatic Experiencing (SE) and Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (SE) to work with clients who are dealing with shock and pervasive trauma. This includes trauma related issues of post-traumatic stress, anxiety, depression, addiction, codependency as well as somatic symptomology.
My love and passion for helping others with mental illness began 20 years ago when I was a foster parent, caring for children who had experienced significant trauma. Since that time, I have dedicated my career to helping others find hope and healing. I am a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) with the State of Texas, and received my Masters in Counseling through Wayland Baptist University.
I have over 36 years of experience in the counseling field and am very passionate about helping people grow through their pain and suffering. I have worked in a variety of settings including hospitals, treatment centers, and for over 20+ years worked as one of the Employee Assistance Program Managers and Critical Response Team for American Airlines. Trauma and grief work, as they impact relationships, is a specialty of mine.
I am committed to supporting and equipping people for their healing journey. I believe everyone has the capacity to grow and change in ways that serve them better when they have the tools and support they need. I work with people through a psychological, social and emotional lens to promote growth and wellness. I have helped children, adolescents, adults, couples and families work through issues of anxiety, depression, trauma, spiritual questions, parenting challenges, postpartum mood disorders, and PTSD.
I’m passionate about helping people navigate their problems and achieve their full potential, be it within their own personal goals through individual therapy, or the goals of the relationship through couples counseling. I believe therapy is a collaboration and I am committed to helping people become equipped with the skills they need to face the challenges they find themselves in.
My background as a social worker focuses on client systems and clients within their environment. I received my master’s degree in social work with a focus on trauma work from Yeshiva University. I have always been passionate about individuals finding their unique qualities and honing in on their strengths. Everyone has the capacity to change, be resilient, and grow. Using a strengths-based approach mixed with modalities that best suit each client can lead to a beautiful result. I can work with individuals and couples going through various challenges. Life can be unpredictable. Don’t do it alone.
I have over 5 years of administrative experience in the legal and government fields. I decided to make the switch to a counseling office because the area of mental health is one that is important to me and close to my heart. I look forward to greeting all our clients and building strong relationships. I received my Master of Science in Sociology and Business Administration from the University of North Texas in 2017. In my free time you can find me playing with my pets, reading, doing crossword puzzles or at the farmer’s market.