Although change is inevitable, it’s not often an easy task. Through my coursework and personal life experiences, I have learned that people do have the power to change. It’s this knowledge that inspired me to be a therapist. I help clients realize the possibility of changing their story by enhancing their lives and relationships in healthy ways.
As a post-modern therapist, my approach and techniques stem from Narrative Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, and Collaborative Language Systems. I believe that long-term, lasting change requires a re-organization of the system. Together, I work with clients to deconstruct existing beliefs, while developing shared meanings in relationships.
Throughout the therapeutic process, I maintain that the client is the expert of themselves. To support progress, I promote open dialogue and demonstrate unconditional positive regards towards my clients.
The rapport established between the therapist and client is the foundation for a successful therapeutic relationship to grow. I will work with you to create a safe, non-judgmental space where we can collaborate on goals and work through strategies that will allow you to live your best life!
I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and a Licensed Professional Counselor in the state of Texas. My education includes a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from Cardinal Stritch University in Wisconsin and a Master’s degree in Family, Couples and Individual Psychotherapy from Our Lady of the Lake University in The Woodlands. I have provided individual, couple, group and family therapy in psychiatric hospitals, agencies, and counseling centers for men, women and children. I have assisted clients with treating various mental health issues and disorders including anxiety, depression, trauma, family reunification related issues, and substance abuse. I’ve also taught the curriculum “Celebrating Families” to families in a residential treatment facility that serves women and their children.
I truly believe in self care! My self care includes listening to music, reading, hanging-out with friends, traveling and spending quality time with my supportive husband and two awesome children.
In addition to specializing in the treatment of anxiety-related disorders, I have a special interest in treating clients with the below issues.
Trauma & PTSD
Divorce & Blended Families