I graduated from Texas State in 2006 with a Master of Arts in Professional Counseling. Shortly after graduating, I had my first child and experienced postpartum issues. Since I had just finished graduate school, 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. 1 in 7 women suffer from depression and/or anxiety during pregnancy or postpartum time period. 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.
My focus is helping women through all stages of life events especially during pregnancy and postpartum period. 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.