I joined the counseling profession in 2007, after graduating with a Master of Art's degree in Professional Counseling from Texas State University. Prior to that time, I studied psychology and world religions at the University of Toronto, in Canada. I was eager to learn as much as possible about how culture, spirituality and psychology come together to influence how one perceives themselves and their world. During that time I also discovered that I had a calling to hear people's stories, stories that included not only many different life experiences and losses, but had a universal theme in them of trying to find a sense of belonging, connectedness, and hope.
I decided to study counseling to learn more about how I could help others process and integrate their life experiences, and feel a greater sense of love and belongingness. I feel honored to have the opportunity to do this work. I have been in private-practice since August 2008.
I work as a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) and a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT). I also hold a Supervisor's license, to supervise LPC-Interns and LMFT-Associates working toward full-licensure. For the past fourteen years I have had the wonderful experience of counseling children, adolescents, adults, couples and families.
Since 2008, I have also worked as a guardian ad litem, and have done adoption studies in affiliation with the Williamson County and Travis County courts. I have also co-presented on the topic of trauma at the Iowa Mental Health Practitioners 2018 conference and am a regular speaker at the Austin Divorce Workshop.
I founded Georgetown Counseling and Wellness in 2019, after seeing a growing need for mental health services in Georgetown. We are a group counseling practice, working with children, teens, adults, couples and families. In my free time, I enjoy spending time with family, playing the harp with the Williamsson County Symphony Orchestra and spending time in nature exploring the Georgetown hiking trails as well as the TX State Parks. I look forward to helping you on your path.