I believe that we heal through transforming our relationships - with others and with ourselves. My goal is to help you get as close to the truth of your situation as possible, and learning to be kind to yourself is the best tool I know of to accomplish this goal.
Healing is hard work, but you don’t have to do it alone. I am deeply committed to meeting you where you are - I am not afraid to go with you into the darkness, and I will be with you in celebration when you come out on the other side. Finding the truth can sometimes be scary. In my office you will have company on that journey.
I enjoy and have experience working with people on a wide range of issues. Some of the things I commonly help people with are: anxiety, depression, relationship issues, divorce / breakups, disordered eating / body image issues, parenting challenges, and just feeling “stuck.”
I welcome diversity of all kinds, including race, ethnicity, body size, gender, sexual orientation, country of origin, ability, and age. Everyone.
I am deeply committed to my own growth and development as a human being, which has been catalyzed by my personal meditation and mindfulness practice. My interest in meditation and mindfulness comes from the greater sense of self-awareness and emotion regulation observed in my own life, as well as significant research evidence supporting its benefits.
I'm a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) in the state of Texas, a Level 1 Accelerated Experiential Dynamic Psychotherapy (AEDP) therapist, an Executive Board member with the Houston Group Psychotherapy Society, and a member of Houston Eating Disorder Specialists, American Society of Ketamine Practitioners, and Ketamine Psychotherapy Associates.
I have been working with adults, teens, and families for over ten years. I earned my Masters Degree in Clinical Social Work at The University of Texas at Austin in 2009, and I have a BA in English from Rice University. Literature was my first love!
When I’m away from work, I enjoy being a mom, taking lots of long walks, cookies (eating and baking!), and spending time connecting deeply with my people.
I have a particular interest in training in and working with new and cutting edge techniques - such as Ketamine Assisted Psychotherapy (KAP) and Accelerated Experiential Dynamic Psychotherapy (AEDP). I am always learning and growing as a clinician, and I bring the full force of my creativity, intelligence, and love to the work that I do.
"The privilege of a lifetime is to become who you really are."
- carl jung -