Our experiences, relationships, and temperaments can sometimes make it difficult to be with ourselves and others. In addition, the systems we navigate can leave us feeling stressed and discouraged. I’m interested in helping you explore how your history and current situation impact your relationships and how you feel today. As we develop trust, talking through thoughts, feelings, and impulses can come more easily. This in turn can help you feel less anxious or depressed and more alive to life’s joys and challenges.
My work is informed by attachment theories, psychodynamic and modern analytic approaches, affect regulation theory, and dialectical behavior therapy (DBT). In 2016 I received a Master of Science in Social Work from the University of Texas at Austin. Prior to joining the Samaritan Center team, I provided individual therapy and ran groups on the military unit of Rock Springs Hospital. As a graduate student, I enjoyed internships that involved providing individual therapy at the Samaritan Center and individual and group therapy at Connally High School.
I enjoy working with diverse populations, including justice-involved folks, people who have had to leave their country of origin, and anyone struggling with trauma or interested in doing deep work.