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 eleven years I have had the wonderful experience of counseling children, adolescents, adults, couples and families. This experience has not only come through private-practice but also though work with Intervention Services, a component of Jervey and Associates Psychotherapy, providing counseling services to children and adolescents in the Georgetown ISD.
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.
In my free time, I enjoy spending time with my spouse, children and dogs, reading historical fiction and gardening.
I look forward to helping you on your path.