I feel very fortunate to love the work that I do. I would say that my own journey in therapy is the main experience that influenced my decision to become a therapist. It has given me the utmost faith and respect for the therapeutic process.
I hold a Bachelor's Degree from Wellesley College and in 2005 I received a Master's Degree in Counseling from St. Edward's University. This graduate program trains its students in diagnosing and treating emotional disorders using a variety of counseling techniques. I am currently licensed in the state of Texas as a Licensed Professional Counselor. (#62151)
I have been a psychotherapist for sixteen years now,
and I have trained and practiced in a variety of mental health settings. Before opening my private practice in 2009, I worked at SafePlace as an Adult and Family Counselor for three and a half years. At SafePlace I not only gained expertise in the field of domestic and sexual violence, but I also received ample training in family systems and play therapy. I am interested in issues of attachment, relationships, issues particular to both men and women, career challenges, life transitions, grief and loss, early childhood trauma and PTSD, family-of-origin issues, parenting, self-esteem and self-image issues, sexuality and gender identity issues, eating issues, substance abuse, anxiety and depression, and domestic and sexual abuse, among so many others.
I am very committed to my continuing education so that I can make sure to provide my patients with the latest techniques and theories proven to provide the most therapeutic effectiveness. In more recent years, I have been actively training and increasing my skills as a group therapist because I have found this therapeutic modality to be highly effective, particularly for those struggling in their relationships. Consequently, I attend conferences and trainings regularly, as well as participate in both a weekly training group as well as bi-monthly individual consultation. In consultation, I study psychodynamic and modern analytic principles, as well as other theories. If you’re not familiar with these terms, not to worry, the next link explains what therapy is like!