When you can't look on the bright side, I will sit with you in the dark
I am a native Texan and grew up in the Austin area. I obtained my B.A. in Psychology from Southwestern University in 2013. Post grad I attended The University of Mary-Hardin Baylor to complete my M.A. in Clinical Mental Health Counseling. After graduation, I worked for a local non-profit agency helping recent adult parolees reintegrate successfully back into society.
Most recently, I was a Department Counselor for Williamson County Juvenile Services and worked primarily with youth and their families. I am trained in several trauma-informed therapies such as Trauma-focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT) and Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing (EMDR) and have several years of experience working with victims of sexual assault/abuse and commercial sexual exploitation/sex trafficking, recently being selected through Austin Police Department (APD) to work with their Victim's Services Unit.
I began my private practice with the hopes of reaching more people in need and expanding my skills and expertise.
EMDR trained- September 2018
TF-CBT certification pending- September 2018
Trauma Informed Care certified trainer- March 2017
DMST and CSE trained
American Counseling Association (ACA)- member since 2015
Trauma Informed Care Consortium of Texas- member since 2018
Williamson County Mental Health Task Force- member since 2018
Wilco Human Trafficking Coalition- since 2019
Major Depressive Disorder
Juvenile and adult parolee populations
Substance Use treatment
Victims of Sexual violence and Commercial Sexual Exploitation
M.A., Clinical Mental Health Counseling- University of Mary-Hardin Baylor
B.A. Psychology- Southwestern University
Professional Recognition's & Honors
Volunteer of the Year Nominee- Williamson County Youth and Families Conference, 2013
Volunteer with APD's Victim Services Unit providing pro-bono services to victims of sexual violence.