Counseling Kids, Caregivers, and Groups
Young children ages 3-7 who seem sensitive or aggressive
Caregivers of people with disabilities and mental health challenges
Intuitive, misunderstood women
You’re probably curious about who you'll meet. Notice how your gut responds to this info and get support that is a great fit for you. Long story short, here are some things I identify with: Texan, daughter, wife, sister, aunt, friend, straight, cat-mom, voracious reader, movie buff, artist/crafter, Texas State grad, Licensed Professional Counselor, Registered Play Therapist, National Certified Counselor, expert in child development, lifelong learner, more than the sum of my parts, recovering perfectionist!
My career began like many therapists-internships, volunteering and non-profit work. All this came after I found the power of professional counseling to help me overcome some of my own struggles. I’m glad to pay it forward by supervising counseling students, offering low-cost groups, supporting healers and contributing a portion of my profits and time to vital non-profit agencies.
I believe in somewhat counter cultural ideas like: rest over productivity, connection before correction, patience over knowing, unfolding over achieving, collaborating rather than dominating.
My work aligns with my values: compassion, acceptance, freedom and creativity. In therapy we can explore your values. I’ve been honored to walk alongside families facing grief, loss, divorce, sexual assault, family violence, child abuse, neglect, school problems, nightmares, isolation, depression, anxiety and more. I'm excited to serve as President on the board of the Hill Country Chapter of the Texas Association for Play Therapy.
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