My Approach to Helping
The most important element for positive change in a person’s life through therapy is the therapeutic alliance. This is why I will work with you to ensure you agree with treatment, goals, and a positive bond can be formed. I have the utmost respect for all clients who reach out for guidance. I understand the courage, perseverance, and vulnerability it takes to begin therapy.
As a licensed clinical social worker, I take a kind, nonjudgmental approach so that you are better able to recognize what you need from sessions. I am not there to tell you what to do or how to do it, but rather to guide you in figuring that out for yourself. I will meet you where you are.
I have worked with clients experiencing a wide range of issues including depression, anxiety, substance abuse, life transitions, grief and loss, relationship issues, academic stress, and more. I am flexible and curious and will tailor treatment to you. I have experience with cognitive behavioral therapy, dialectical behavioral therapy, motivational interviewing, and mindfulness. I am trauma-informed, humanistic, and culturally sensitive.
In addition to the private practice setting, I have spent three years working in the acute inpatient psychiatric hospital in Austin. I received my Bachelor’s of Arts from Lewis & Clark College and my Master’s of Science in Social Work from Steve Hicks School of Social Work at the University of Texas-Austin.
I strive to not only understand my clients but also the different systems in which they operate, from home to work, to school, and beyond. I have a strong commitment to social justice and empowering clients to create positive change in their lives. Whether you are seeking therapy for the first time, or already have some familiarity with therapy, I would be honored to be the clinician to accompany you on this journey towards improved mental well-being and self-
We have online scheduling and evening/weekend online appointments are available. Schedule an intake session by clicking the link to our web page and selecting “Schedule Now” at the top of our page.