About My Clients
Living can often land you on a different course than the one you expected. There are moments in life when you feel lost and unsure where you took a wrong turn. Maybe you’ve been feeling down or worried but are hesitant to bring it up to family and friends out of fear of burdening them. In these moments, it's important to have a space where you are safe to be yourself, a place to remind you that where you are at is not who you are.
My Background and Approach
I received my Masters of Social Work from UT Austin in 2015. While in graduate school, I specialized in working with older adults, aging issues, and grief and loss. I spent several years working as a hospice social worker. I am very passionate about creating space for others to process grief and loss. I am a relational therapist, which means I focus on building a healthy and supportive relationship with my clients. Through this relationship, we are able to work on the issues and concerns that you bring to therapy. I hold the full experiences of my clients, including the big questions that therapy often unearths. In addition to talk therapy, I incorporate EMDR, mindfulness, and a strengths perspective into my work. I am also trained in Ketamine Assisted Psychotherapy and specialize in integration of psychedelic experiences.
My Personal Beliefs and Interests
I am trained and educated in areas of cultural humility and social justice. I acknowledge my formal education is not adequate, nor is it a substitute for anti-racism work. I am committed to ongoing education, training, and self-work around identity and racism. I do not discriminate based on race, sex, age, sexual orientation, relationship choices, or disability. It is important to me to not assume that I understand your lived experience, your trauma, or your culture. I am committed to being open and honest in the therapeutic experience when my own identity limits my ability to understand and validate the experience of the client.