I believe that relationships are the basis for true meaning and can foster the opportunity to fulfill your full potential. This journey can be powerful and life changing and I am looking forward to what the future holds for you and your success. My focus is on using attachment theory to navigate through the therapeutic process. Choosing to enter into a therapeutic relationship is a brave decision that requires trust, vulnerability and regulation, it is through this process that healing can begin and a full awareness of self is achieved. I accept you wherever you are on your journey, exactly as you are and provide a safe and nurturing environment that fosters the opportunity for self-exploration.
To my families – Thank you for trusting me to enter into this relationship with you. We will work closely together as a team to ensure that secure attachments are being built and healing is happening. The basis for all of my work is that we are transparent and honest, also, that we work hard. While I am working with your child or children, we will also be meeting regularly to ensure that our goals are aligned and growth and progress is taking place. Neurodivergence has become one of my largest populations and I am so beyond grateful to be able to continue to learn and grow alongside my clients.
To my adults – I am thankful for you, thankful for the hard work that you do each and every time you come to session. Being able to come fully motivated and vulnerable while we do hard work is a beautiful thing. Attachments are formed at such a young age, and as we work to develop safe, strong and secure attachments your relationships blossom in such amazing ways.
To my community – While I come from a Christian background, I am working hard on unraveling my faith, and dissecting it in a way that makes sense and encompasses the true root of what is important and that is love for all. I pride myself on being an ally for the LGBTQIA+ community and this work is some of the work I am most proud of. It has been my honor and pleasure to continue to come along side and walk on this journey with the LGBTQIA+ population. I hold such respect for diversity of race, ethnicity, gender and gender identity, sexual orientation, body type/size, religion, abilities and I am committed to continuing my education into anti-racist work, and believe this will be a life-long journey of dismantling my own privilege.
I graduated from Texas State University with Masters of Arts in Professional Counseling in 2014. After graduating I worked in the school setting for 5 years. In 2019 I transitioned into the group practice role full time. I am a Nationally Board-Certified Counselor who has been trained in EMDR, TBRI and Theraplay Level 1. In August I am excited to announce that l will be receiving my Animal Assisted Counseling Certification.
Populations Served: Kids 3 and Up, Tweens and Teens, Adults
Families, Parents, LGBTQIA+
Hurt feelings don't vanish on their own. They don't heal themselves. If we don't express our emotions, they pile up like a debt that will eventually come due. ~ Marc Brackett, Ph.D.