I have over 25 years of experience working with individuals, couples, and groups. I am grateful clients give me the trust to help them through difficult times in their lives. I do not take the vulnerability one brings to therapy lightly. I am passionate about creating a safe space and developing a mutually respectful and connective relationship where you feel understood and heard. I recognize each person is an expert on themselves and I bring other skills to our relationship that explore and promote clarity to change behaviors or resolve trauma that prevents you from feeling successful and happy.
In my work with couples, I hold the space firmly to establish structure so couples can talk about hard subjects or express difficult feelings. We are learning more and more about the couple experience and I promote connection, intimacy and change through attachment based modalities.
I earned my Masters degree in Educational Psychology from the University of Texas at Austin in 1994. I am a Licensed Professional Counselor as well as a Nationally Certified Counselor. I am a member of the American Counseling Association and the National Board of Certified Counselors. Throughout my career, I came to recognize and appreciate the importance and value of a whole body approach to counseling and therapy. This focus lead me to further training in mind-body medicine, brainspotting, cognitive behavioral interventions, guided imagery, and PACT (psychobiological approach to couples therapy). I continue to keep current on new breakthroughs in psychotherapy through continuing education. I dedicate significant time and resources for training, consultations with other seasoned professionals, supervison with specialists in the field, and my own personal learning to ensure an ethical and up to date psychotherapy practice.