Do you find yourself saying things like….things will be better when ....The reality is life is always going to be full of challenges, so we might as well accept that and decide to be happy anyway. We live in a fast-paced society with constant demands and shifting priorities. We feel stressed, overworked, misunderstood, experience financial setbacks and a host of other things. When we experience these challenges, we feel not only mentally but physically drained. These challenges have the potential to overwhelm us and get us “off track.” When they do, I am here to help.
I have 29 years experience and a true passion for helping you overcome challenges, My approach blends an understanding of the relationship between physical and psychological issues. I emphasize how your thoughts influence your heart and your heart impacts your actions. If you change your thoughts, your actions follow; therefore, your situation changes.
1994 Stephen F Austin State University – MA in Psychology
1992 Stephen F Austin State University – BS in Psychology Magna Cum Laude
1990 Trinity Valley Community College – AS in Psychology
2016 Prepare & Enrich -- Roseville, MN -- Instructor/Facilitator
2016 Domestic Violence Institute -- Oak Brook, IL -- Instructor
2004 HeartMath Institute – Boulder City, CA – Facilitator
2002 Stens Corp – San Francisco, CA – Neurofeedback
2001 Stens Corp – San Francisco, CA – Biofeedback
Self-value is one of the greatest gifts you can give yourself. No one can see your value if you don’t see it yourself. Everyone has areas they can improve on their lives. If you are ready to turn the page for your next chapter, I am ready to help. Discovering what has led you to this point of your story will allow you to grow.
I work with adolescences, adults, couples, and families to bring self-awareness and value into their lives and relationships. I have a passion for helping parents of children with autism and work with clients dealing with non-suicidal self-injury. I strive to meet the needs of my clients by starting where they are and assisting them to set achievable goals.
I am a compassionate, research-driven LCDC/LPC Associate with therapeutic experience in trauma, substance abuse, and child and adolescent development. Chronically captivated by people's capacity for resilience and growth, I seek to empower my clients through knowledge--of mental health, the brain, and (most critically) the self. I promote rigorous self-assessment and regularly incorporate clients' values into my work, subsequently creating unique and dynamic treatment plans.
My occupational journey began as an elementary school teacher; my therapeutic journey began in forensic counseling, working with adult men and women on probation. Not surprisingly, I discovered an intimate link between childhood maladjustment and the development of thoughts and behaviors that dramatically increase the likelihood of incarceration. I have since prioritized work that builds healthy, neuro-informed foundations for growth while helping children, adolescents, and adults prepare for and accept the unknown.
When not therapizing, I challenge my nephews to hide-and-seek, scour arcades for Dance Dance Revolution, and assist with research across the University of North Texas and Northwestern University.
2021 Northwestern University – MA in Clinical Mental Health Counseling
2016 University of Denver – MA in Elementary Curriculum & Instruction
2015 University of Denver – BA in Psychology/English Magna Cum Laude
2021 LPC Associate (#86464) -- Frisco, TX
2021 Licensed Chemical Dependency Counselor (#15797) -- Frisco, TX
2021 LPC Candidate (LPCC.0018583) -- Erie, CO
2021 HarvardX Foundations of Neuroscience Verified Certificate -- Frisco, TX
2020 Prepare & Enrich -- Frisco, TX -- Facilitator
2020 Trauma-based Relational Intervention -- Denton, TX
2020 Psychological First Aid -- Frisco, TX