Trying to balance yourself emotionally, physically, spiritually, and mentally might feel like a lot on your plate. You should know that reaching out for help is a testament to your strength.
Working at your pace, we will ensure therapy is a safe environment to address your barriers and realize your goals. I aim to optimize the tools you already have and help you uncover new skills to make life more manageable. As your counselor, I would be honored to walk alongside you to overcome obstacles and help you leave therapy with a more in-depth understanding of your capabilities and resilience.
I am passionate about working with clients who are confronting everyday stressors, adjustment to change, relationship issues, trauma, self-esteem, multicultural concerns, and LGBTQIA+ issues. My therapeutic approach includes using client-centered therapy, existential theory, psychoanalytic theory, distress tolerance, interpersonal dynamics, and mindfulness. I am also skilled in crisis intervention and using artistic mediums in therapeutic settings.
LICENSE, EDUCATION, and EXPERIENCE
I became a Licensed Professional Counselor (#81846) in Texas after earning a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology from Texas Tech University and a Master of Science degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from the University of Texas in San Antonio. My career in the mental health field has included in-person and virtual work providing intake, assessment, individual and group therapy, psychoeducation, and discharge planning for teens and adults in diverse settings, including private practices, community health organizations, a corrections facility, a non-profit organization, and a psychiatric hospital.