I am a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) and a Licensed Chemical Dependent Counselor Intern (LCDC-I). I graduated from the University of Texas at Austin with a BBA in Marketing and completed my Masters of Arts in Counseling at St. Edward’s University in 2009. I have held internships at Austin Recovery Center, My Healing Place, and Capital Area Counseling Center. Besides my private practice, I am a part-time staff therapist at Cedar Springs Austin Eating Disorder Treatment Center. My office is open 7 days a week.read more
I believe adolescence, with all of the changes that accompany it, can be an intense time where tweens are overwhelmed by new feelings. Feelings are not always comfortable, and some people so strongly dislike feeling sad, anxious, angry or insecure that they will do anything to avoid these emotions. My goal is to work and help resolve issues before self medication through drugs or alcohol is used in an attempt to regulate or avoid painful feelings.
My specialty and passion is helping teens and their parents respond to the many challenges of middle school and high school years. I also enjoy working with those suffering with addictions of alcohol and substance abuse. My goal is to help parents before they make mistakes they will regret when it comes to their children's emotional well-being. I would like to consider myself an ally or safe place for a child to come and talk.read more