I graduated from Texas State in 2006 with a Master of Arts in Professional Counseling. I have always dreamed of opening a private practice working with families. Now years later, after working in the school setting as an elementary school counselor, the dream is coming to realization. For 9 years, I worked with students and their families. Helping students to reach their full potential was a very rewarding experience. I realized that my passion was working with parents and caregivers to become more mindful and increase awareness when caring for their children.
My focus is on helping families through all stages of life events. Developing self-awareness and communication is key to sustaining healthy relationships. I also want to help women and their families before, during and after the baby arrives. After my first child was born, I experienced postpartum issues. I had just finished graduate school and you would have thought I would know that I was going through more than the “baby blues” due to my clinical training but I did not realize it. It can happen to anyone and I want to help women realize that they are not alone and that there is hope and they can get better.
I use cognitive-behavioral, interpersonal, supportive and family systems counseling theories and techniques to create a safe and confidential place for clients to gain awareness and grow. I continuously strive to educate myself to provide the best treatment possible for my clients. I have attended and completed postpartum training at the Maternal Mental Health and Wellness Conference. I also completed 12 hours of post-graduate PPD training at the Postpartum Stress Center. I have completed Level 1 Training in Gottman Method Couples Therapy.