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Licensed Professional Counselor Associate

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I am a Licensed Professional Counselor- Associate with a M.A. in Clinical Mental Health Counseling and an additional focus in Addictions from the University of the Cumberlands.  I have been working in the mental health field for over 10 years in various capacities including intensive in-patient and in the community setting.  That experience has instilled in me a deep respect for my client’s unique experiences, cultures, and perspectives. I am also a former Navy spouse and transplant to Texas by way of Virginia. 


Anais Nin stated, “We don’t see things as they are, we see things as we are”. Much of how we view ourselves and the world is influenced by beliefs/behaviors developed through repeated patterns, experiences, and relationships. My goal is to walk alongside you as a guide to begin unlearning those beliefs and behaviors keeping us stuck while healing those parts of us that are no longer serving us.  


My therapeutic orientation is deeply influenced by humanistic and person-centered principles. I take an integrative approach when applying those perspectives such as using IFS, somatic, and mindfulness skills along with CBT and DBT tools. I am excited to be in the process of becoming a certified Geek Therapist and enjoy using video games, pop cultural artifacts, and relevant media to facilitate therapeutic skills and growth. 

I am also an artist and I truly believe art is the purest form of projection. As such, I often incorporate therapeutic art tools into our work, as well as music and movement. Although therapy is a serious endeavor, I take a casual and relaxed approach with my clients often using humor and strengths along that journey. 

Initiating change is an act of hope. It takes courage and boldness, and I am deeply humbled and honored to walk that path by your side.

Counsel & Advice

How I Can Help

Client Focus

  • Adolescents / Teenagers (15 to 17)

  • Adults (18 and up)



  • Cognitive Behavioral (CBT)

  • Eclectic

  • Family Systems

  • Person-Centered

  • Positive Psychology

  • Art Therapy

  • Multicultural 

  • Compassion Focused

  • Solution Focused Brief (SFBT)

  • Humanistic

  • Emotionally Focused

  • Family/Marital 

  • Internal Family Systems


  • Anxiety

  • Anger Management

  • Codependency

  • Coping Skills

  • Couples

  • Depression

  • Marital and Premarital

  • Emotional Disturbance

  • Family Conflict

  • Peer Relationships

  • Self- Esteem

  • Self-Harming

  • Sexual Abuse

  • Stress

  • Suicidal Ideation

  • Trauma and PTSD

Psychology Patient
Distanced Couple
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