I graduated from St. Edward’s University in Austin, Texas with a Bachelor’s degree in Human Services and then a Master’s degree as a Licensed Professional Counselor.
I have had extensive experience working with survivors of abuse and sexual assault and the judicial processes associated. I have also worked with those with mental health diagnoses, suicidality, anxiety and PTSD, learning disabilities including Intellectual Developmental Delays (IDD) and autism spectrum and those reacting to circumstantial stressors. I have specialized training in trauma-informed care and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT).
As a therapist who works from a person-centered perspective I strive to build positive rapport in the therapeutic relationship and instill a sense of hope and the ability to maintain it as we explore understanding of the meaning in our experiences and the purpose to our lives. I believe in therapy/counseling being a process to help us in discovering more about ourselves and ways to repurpose our lives when it is called for.
I am the proud wife of a US Army veteran and have a passion for supporting those that have so bravely served in the line of duty to maintain the freedoms of our country. I look forward to developing alliances with the men, women and families that have served and are seeking increased understanding of their roles, life events and changes happening in their lives.
*Supervised by Lynn Hartje, LPC-S