As a therapist, I take pride in having a more personable, often humorous, direct-when-needed, and authentic approach with my clients. Therapy is as much about being real in the room as it is learning skills to help you with whatever it is you’re facing. I believe the most important relationship you will ever have is the one with yourself. We have the potential to be the most genuine versions of ourselves and live in a way that we feel empowered and confident in ourselves and our abilities. Self-love and self-compassion are seen as primary in your healing journey. Sometimes we go through our traumas alone, but we don’t have to go through the healing process alone.
I work mostly from a Cognitive Behavioral perspective, which teaches us about how our thoughts affect how we feel and what we do. I work with clients who struggle with depression and anxiety-related issues, anger issues, grief and loss, significant traumatic incidents and childhood trauma, and young adult or coming-of-age issues. I am EMDR trained, and in the process of becoming EMDR certified as well. EMDR is an extensively evidenced-based therapy that works with traumatic memories and how they are stored in our brains. Additionally, EMDR is indicated for long-standing depression, anxiety issues, panic disorder, post-traumatic stress, and grief and loss.
I graduated from Texas Woman’s University with my Bachelor in Psychology in 2012, and then went on to receive my Master of Science, with a major in Counseling and Development in 2015. I have worked in an acute psychiatric setting as well as other levels of care. I look forward to helping you become a better version of yourself.