As a therapist, my hope for you is that you take heart in the challenges, healing, and growth made throughout the therapeutic process, as it is the process, whether painful or joyful, that enriches us. My practice is driven by the belief that the greatest healing and self-awareness can come from a connection to ourselves and others. I hope to empower you to reach your goals, provide insight on how the brain and body respond to grief and trauma, and utilize your strengths to transition you from solely living to thriving.
My approach draws largely from systems and attachment theory, as I believe that the world we interact with can be complex and multi-layered. Understanding our past history and how it affects us in our current life can bring healing and relief from negative patterns within ourselves and our relationships.
Prior to becoming a therapist, I worked primarily in crisis intervention and mental health. I have previously worked in adoption, have a background in working with the homeless population, survivors of sexual assault, and on interdisciplinary teams in hospital settings. I am well-equipped to work with clients who are struggling with grief, trauma, life transitions, anxiety, depression, and relationship conflicts. I grew up with a sibling who is deaf, and have found that I enjoy working with the deaf and hard of hearing community and their families. I also enjoy working with individuals and couples that are in blended families, as I, too, come from a very large blended family.
A little more about me – I am originally from Seattle, Washington, where I discovered my love for the outdoors. When I am not working, I typically spend my time outside – mostly hiking and bicycling with my friends or partner. I earned an undergraduate degree from Baylor University in Child and Family Development and later graduated from The University of Texas at Austin with an M.S. in Social Work. I feel honored to now have the privilege to live my dream of helping individuals and families.
If you think this might be a positive fit for you and are interested in working with me, please reach out by calling me at 512/201-4501, ext. 177 or by filling out a request form. I look forward to speaking with you soon!