Sometimes the best way to get our bearings and understanding of a situation is to describe it to someone else who can help us see from a new perspective. Participating in therapy is an admirable and transformative experience. The rewards of therapy can be a deep understanding of self and our loved ones and a compassion for yourself and others that will expand empathy, empowerment and life satisfaction. Life is challenging. Therapy is a place where you can explore those challenges and grow from them. I am committed to being open-minded and curious about each individual’s life experience. Inspired by narrative therapy, attachment theory, and neurobiology, I like to explore with clients seeking out areas for growth and comfort. I am dedicated to building a trusting and caring relationship that is free of judgement, so that therapy can be healing, expansive, and even fun.
Before becoming a therapist, I worked as a magazine editor, a teacher of English and writing and as a professor of American literature. More recently I obtained a Master of Social Work from the University of Texas at Austin. I have worked extensively with LGBTQ families, adults with ADHD, people with disabilities and people coping with grief and loss. Outside of the office, I am an animal lover and have three rescue dogs I love to take hiking around Austin. I have been in Austin for over ten years and have enjoyed growing my family alongside the city. The joy I take in being a therapist is that I get to spend time with people who are truly committed to living the lives they want and being the individuals, friends, workers, partners or parents they long to be. I find the therapeutic process empowering and appreciate taking part in it with clients.
If you are interested in working together please give me a call at 512/201-4501, ext. 189 or fill out an online request form.