About My Clients
Is anxiety ruling your life? I'm here to help you find relief. Is your relationship stuck in a loop and you don't know how to get unstuck? Let's work together to empower you and your partner to create the life you want. Are you yearning to live your "one wild and precious life" but are afraid people won't accept you? I invite you to reach so you can grow in self-acceptance and more fully celebrate your true self.
My Background and Approach
I am a Licensed Professional Counselor based in the Austin-metro area of Texas. I began my counseling career at an interpersonal violence shelter, working with survivors of intimate partner violence who struggled with substance use. I joined a private practice where I worked with individuals and couples experiencing anxiety, bipolar, depression, and grief, as well as those seeking support for identity formation, LGBTQ+, parenting, and life transitions. I spent the last several years working at the University of Notre Dame with students, faculty, and staff where I also ran grief and caregiving groups, teaching wellness, emotional regulation, and coping strategies. In 2022, my family and I moved to Texas where I opened up a private practice based in downtown Round Rock. I offer evidence-based, customized therapy that is high in empathy and empowerment, helping clients to discover their resiliency, motivation for positive change, and ultimately, their authentic selves.
My Personal Beliefs and Interests
I believe that the most vulnerable, confusing, and painful periods of our lives are the seeds for healing, creativity, and connection. I offer identity and gender-affirming therapy for those trying to figure out how to be their best selves. I fought for marriage equality when I was a graduate student in Seattle and continue to be passionate about queer rights. It was actually the trans and LGBTQ+ movements that inspired me to earn my counseling degree and to discover my passion for helping people to understand who they are and how they want to be in the world. The act and art of becoming who we are is the most fundamental and vulnerable of the human experiences. It's an honor to do this work.