I am here for you. My clients' success is my passion. I want you to fell accepted and comfortable in counseling.
Coming to counseling can be extremely scary. It’s hard to be vulnerable with a new person, not knowing how that individual may react to what you share. As a counselor, my role is to meet you right where you are, take your hand, and walk with you at your own pace, whether you want to move from good to great or walk out of the gutter. I strive to create an environment in which you feel comfortable expressing yourself freely. I will offer you a judgment free zone to release all emotions and thoughts.
I obtained my B.S. in Psychology at Texas A&M University where I gained insight on neuroscience and human behavior. I pursued my M.A. in Clinical Mental Health Counseling at Sam Houston State University with a focus in Play Therapy, finding my passion for holistic, mindfulness mental health counseling for teens, couples, and adults in areas including trauma, domestic violence and sexual assault victims and survivors, grief, anxiety, depression, codependency issues, self-esteem, self-harming behaviors, relationship issues, and parenting issues.
I am trained in Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing (EMDR), which began as a therapeutic treatment for trauma and has now expanded to include a wide variety of issues including anxiety and phobias. I am trained in Sandtray therapy, using sand and figures as an alternative, a more non-verbal form of therapy that can help access the subconscious and facilitate a deeper level of mental and emotional processing. I am trained in Gottman methods for couple’s counseling to help facilitate open, healthy communication of tough issues.
I aim to help you discover, explore, and find relief from your mistaken beliefs, your core fears, your shame, and learned behaviors that no longer have benefit. My goal is to help you develop courage to face what’s in front of you by facilitating an awareness of your strengths and your belonging, and to help you have a sense of hope and an insight of new possibilities.