I was born and raised in Houston, TX and attended undergraduate and graduate school at Texas State University in San Marcos. I graduated with my bachelor's in family consumer sciences (with a minor in nutrition) in 2014 and my master's in social work in 2017, at which point I moved back to Houston and began working as a social worker in the Texas Medical Center. After about 2 years of inpatient acute social work, I took a job with a hospice agency in order to get a fresh outlook on social work and have a chance to work with a diverse group of clients. I continued to work hospice for about a year, at which point I took another job at a Houston hospital, in which I worked as a social worker in the ICU (and eventually, the COVID ICU). I was then presented with the opportunity to provide social work services in a PT/OT hospital, and from there I transitioned to providing clinical therapy virtually out of my home.
In addition, I am an active duty member of the United States Air Force and have experience in assisting clients with the unique challenges presented by serving or having a relationship with someone who has ties to the military.
As a licensed clinical social worker, I specialize in assisting people with anxiety disorders, depressive disorders, disorders related to trauma, coping with illnesses/injuries, making healthy living choices, and interpersonal relationships. I am a firm believer in the idea that everyone has the capacity to make positive changes in their lives, and I enjoy helping people find ways to use their own strengths to improve their psychological functioning.
Additional areas of focus: Addictions, LGBT, Trauma and abuse, Intimacy-related issues, Eating disorders, Sleeping disorders, Self esteem, Career difficulties, Depression, ADHD, Aging and Geriatric Issues, Cancer, Caregiver Issues and Stress, Commitment Issues, Coping with Natural or Human-Caused Disaster, Domestic Violence, Eating and Food-Related Issues, Family Problems, Fertility Issues, First Responder Issues, Gender Dysphoria, Hospice and End of Life Counseling, Infidelity, Men's Issues, Military and Veterans Issues, Money and Financial Issues, Multicultural Concerns, Obsessions, Compulsions, and OCD, Personality Disorders, Polyamory / Nonmonogamous Relationships, Postpartum Depression, Prejudice and Discrimination, Process addiction (porn, exercise, gambling), Self-Harm, Sexual Assault and Abuse, Smoking/Vaping Cessation, Social Anxiety and Phobia, Workplace Issues, Young Adult Issues
Clinical approaches: Attachment-Based Therapy, Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Motivational Interviewing, Narrative Therapy, Psychodynamic Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy
TX LCSW 64818