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 and My Healing Place. I am a part-time staff therapist at Cedar Springs Austin Eating Disorder Treatment Center. I have a private practice located in Westlake Hills. My office is open 7 days a week. I hold ongoing workshops designed to work with adolescents and teens. Topics covered are dealing with frienemies, technology matters, conflict resolution, peer pressure, low self-esteem, and body image struggles.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 with adolescent and teens, 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 adolescence. 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