About My Clients
My "Ideal" client is someone who is open to considering different possible solutions to the problems they face and is willing to make various changes in their life to reach such solutions. I specialize in the treatment of depression, anxiety, self-image, grief, relationship issues, and trauma. I make a conscience effort to walk along side you and help you navigate the terrain of your life is a non-judgmental and empathetic way that will leave you more empowered.
My Background and Approach
I grew up in a multitude of environments as my father has been in the military my entire life. Being raised in a military family has given me an understanding of the unique challenges that come with military systems. I have learned to call “home” the place that I feel the safest and most secure. After multiple moves, I finally arrived in Texas and absolutely fell in love with the diverse culture and lifestyles Texans possess. After spending some brief time away from Texas, I eventually returned and received a Masters of Science in Clinical Mental Health Counseling. I have served in various capacities within the Central Texas area. I served as a CPS Conservatorship caseworker serving children and families in need. I take a Person-Centered Approach with my clients and attempt to fully and completely accept the client for who they are. You are the expert of your life and I want to assist you in any way that I can.
My Personal Beliefs and Interests
I have always been drawn to people and even more so to helping people. As we continue to progress through life, we may face challenges that seem so unique to us; when in reality such challenges may actually be more common than expected. I firmly believe that you have the power to overcome any challenge in life; and that through some behavioral or cognitive modifications, will feel relief of the stress you're currently experiencing. Growing up, I was raised in a Christian home throughout my childhood. Through various trials and life events, I began to develop my own sense of faith and spirituality and quickly realized that my faith looked a little different from my parent's. I began the process of deconstructing my faith to really determine what I believed to be true. While I am a Christian, I am committed to living my life through a lens of love, grace, and empathy. I make a conscience effort to never allow my personal beliefs to interfere with the therapeutic relationship.