I entered the field of counseling and mental health in 2004 based on my love and interest in interacting with people. I felt drawn to a helping profession as I recognized how the course of my life had changed based on the positive influences of others in my life. I am from Oklahoma and graduated from the University of Oklahoma twice (Boomer Sooner!). In 2005, I graduated with my degree in Psychology and a minor in Philosophy. I completed my Master’s in Education with an emphasis in Community Counseling in 2009. I am a Licensed Professional Counselor with 13 years of experience. I began my career in the reunification of children and families who had been in the foster care system in Oklahoma. I am familiar with the court system and feel passionately about helping families learn to parent effectively together in challenging situations. In 2010, I became a school counselor. This provided me with a great understanding of schools and the struggles that children often face in a group setting. Teens are also one of my favorite populations to work with and I enjoy the unique balance between childhood and adulthood they bring. I have worked in many areas of the counseling field and have truly loved the different dynamics that they offer. I utilize a holistic approach, incorporating the physical, emotional, spiritual, and social well-being. My focus has been children, teens, and families but I enjoy working with a variety of people.
Additional areas of focus: Stress, Anxiety, Grief, Anger management, Self esteem, Depression, ADHD, Adoption and Foster Care, Communication Problems, Family Problems, Self-Harm, Young Adult Issues
Clinical approaches: Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Psychodynamic Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy
TX LPC 70694