Deciding to go to therapy can be an overwhelming experience, but I hope to support and encourage clients on their counseling journey toward self-exploration and growth. As a therapist, I act as a guide for clients to help manage the ups and downs of life by providing healthy ways to cope with these experiences. From a strengths-based, person-centered perspective, I encourage clients to show up to therapy exactly as they are. Empathetically, I strive to build therapeutic rapport and create a trusting, safe environment for clients to share and express themselves authentically without fear of judgment. I believe the client is the expert of their life and use my expertise to collaborate with clients in dealing with their life challenges.
Using Cognitive Behavior Therapy, I aim to help clients recognize the impact their thoughts have on their feelings and behaviors and work together to identify and manage their cognitive distortions.
LICENSE, EDUCATION, and EXPERIENCE
I was born and raised in Missouri and have lived in Texas for more than 10 years. I earned my Bachelor’s in Psychology from the University of Houston and my Master’s in Counseling from the University of Houston and am a Licensed Professional Counselor (#79636) and Licensed Chemical Dependency Counselor (#15321). I have provided therapy for 5 years in the form of individual and group counseling and have experience in a variety of settings such as nonprofit organizations, psychiatric intensive care, and private and government agencies.