"I am an intuitive listener and you will find genuine, honest responses to help navigate whatever situation you are in.”
My strengths as a clinician include an earnest commitment to my clients through a restorative, healing relationship that I view as my role to consistently pursue and protect. My client’s well-being, safety and security in our relationship are my priority. I build my relationship with my client from a background in attachment theory and neurobiology that focuses on a more in-depth, relational approach. However, I strongly believe there are many different paths to strengthen and enrich your journey and we will shape the therapy to address your needs. We will start exactly where you are, no matter how complex or simple.
People often want to know what methods are used in a psychotherapist’s practice. There are evidence-based theories for treatment, meaning these methods have been researched and tested with proven results. I believe these techniques are interwoven throughout my clinical relationship with a client so I hesitate to say I come to the relationship with a strategy of therapy in mind. Instead, the direction will emerge as your story unravels.
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE
I received both my Masters of Science in Clinical Social Work and a Bachelor of Science in Social Work at The University of Texas at Austin. I have worked with clients of all ages and have a special interest in group therapy. My experience also includes working with clients in crisis as well as those who have been recently discharged from a psychiatric inpatient facility. I am trained in Imago Relationship Therapy and have studied under Stan Tatkin using his Psychobiological Approach to Couples Therapy (PACT). I am currently a member of Austin Group Psychotherapy Society, Austin IN Connection, and the National Association of Social Workers.