I hold a Master’s in Rehabilitation Counseling Psychology from The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center. I am a Licensed Professional Counselor Supervisor (LPC-S) in the state of Texas #57490 and a Certified Rehabilitation Counselor (CRC) by the Commission on Rehabilitation Counselor Certification (CRCC).
In 1995, I earned a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from Austin College. I spent a year working with emotionally disturbed youth in a residential treatment setting before returning to graduate school to get my Masters in Rehabilitation Counseling Psychology from UT Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas. After graduating with my Masters in 2000, I joined Pate Rehabilitation where I began working with survivors of acquired brain injury and their caregivers. I began to develop a passion for working with those adjusting to disability, assisting persons with the transition back to work or exploring new career paths after a disability, and providing counseling, education, and support to survivors and caregivers.
I am passionate about working with adults to meet their individual needs through a holistic approach to counseling. I believe that a trusting relationship between client and counselor can be a powerful tool for change. I am an open-minded counselor that strives to provide a comfortable and supportive environment for one to explore and process their thoughts and emotions. Using evidence based treatment approaches like Client-Centered Therapy, Mindfulness Based Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, and Career Counseling, I am able to serve those with concerns including anxiety, depression, anger management, grief, self-esteem, chronic illness, self-acceptance, life-stage adjustment, cognitive remediation, and career exploration.
I spend my free time with my husband of 19 years, two amazing children, and three rescue dogs. I enjoy reading, cooking, gardening, and watching my son play baseball.