My Approach to Helping
I help clients who face career challenges and dissatisfaction, who struggle with their relationships with themselves and with others, and who want to do the work it takes to achieve meaningful change. Whether that work entails exploring the past or working on a plan for the future, I'm dedicated to helping my clients navigate the process. A trusting therapist-client relationship empowers my clients to manage challenging life situations and align their values, goals, and vision with their lives.
I use the humanistic, person-centered model embraced by Carl Rogers to help clients find their authentic life paths. My approach is tailored to the individual client, employing evidence-based techniques drawn from midfulness-based cognitive therapy (MCBT) and positive psychology to help clients change unproductive thinking and behavior patterns, build optimism and resilience, and experience greater meaning and peace in life.
I have experience in both group and individual therapy through both government agencies and the private sector. I've worked with groups and individuals to manage issues such as divorce, anxiety, depression, anger management, grief, loss, and social skills.
I hold a BA in communications from Southern Methodist University, and a MA in counseling from St. Edward's University. I'm a licensed professional counselor, a member of the American Counseling Association, and a member of the Texas Counseling Association.