Trust, acceptance, and safety are my top priorities when working with clients. It is important to me that you feel able to fully express yourself in our sessions and feel supported by my compassionate listening and sincere curiosity to know your story.
My background, education, and continued training is through the context of a solution focused and family systems approach, which views the family as a unit in which individuals strongly influence one another. I believe that change in one person can influence change in others. I also incorporate the practice of mindfulness and one's ability to recognize, express, and care for their own needs. This is especially powerful in couples work when one person is willing to try therapy but the other is not. If this is your situation, know that counseling can still be a beneficial process, and that your relationship can still flourish and succeed even if only one of you participates.
I am a native Texan and find relaxation in playing piano, writing music, reading and watching a good movie. I am also a regular blog contributor to The Huffington Post. The experiences that I've had coming from a large, loving family and growing through life with my husband- my partner of 7 years- have inspired me to help others experiencing challenges and pain in their own lives.
I have a Bachelor of Arts in Music from The University of North Texas and a Master’s of Science in Marriage and Family Therapy from Texas Woman’s University.
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A quote that inspires me:
“Vulnerability is the birthplace of innovation, creativity and change.” – Brene Brown