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About My Clients
"Therapy is for All" and every client should be met with knowledge, compassion and skill. Clients experiencing caregiving distress and grief. Or combating co-morbidities of financial and mental distress. Clients who identify as LGBTQ+. Clients struggling with perinatal mental health issues. And so much more. I've seen firsthand how mental health effects every aspect of my clients lives. And I've also seen that my client's have an amazing capacity for growth and healing.
My Approach to Helping
I use a strengths-based, collaborative approach to determine the most appropriate evidence-based treatment for my client's needs. I treat a broad spectrum of needs as well as specialized care for grief, trauma, chronic health conditions, serious mental illness, and perinatal mental health. My professional strengths lie in using: EMDR, Solution Focused Brief Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, and Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy. I will use my therapeutic skills to move between different modes of therapy as needed. I received my BA in Psychology from the University of St. Thomas in 2008 and my Masters in Social Work from the University of Houston in 2010. I present at national and state level conferences, work to destigmatize mental illness and have taught medical providers to identify and treat mental health. Currently, I am an adjunct professor at Baylor University's Graduate School of Social Work and supervise fellow social workers.
Why I Became a Therapist
Human behavior and psychology is at the core of social work. And I realized that advocating for positive change at the personal, local and global levels is also forefront to making changes to the systems we have. But here is only so much you can learn about life and human behavior from textbooks. You have to live. You have to hear others' stories. And you have to screw up from time to time. Having my own children, balancing work and life, burning out from being overworked by our broken healthcare system, then learning how to advocate for myself and rebuild. Fighting with family members about the state of the world, making up with the people that really matter...these are all of the things that have made me into the therapist I am today.