Seeing a therapist is a healthy form of self care when life’s problems, emotions, losses and conflicts feel overwhelming. Therapy is a safe, non-judgmental place to discuss important issues with someone who has specialized training, knowledge, and experience. Over the years, I have had the opportunity to work with many amazing people facing hardship and adversity in their lives, and I truly enjoy collaborating with my client’s through this process. We all possess intrinsic resilience and strength to overcome adversity, but sometimes life’s challenges require us to get some extra help and support.
While I have received training in a variety of treatment approaches over the years, my approach really began to evolve after completing training in Eye Movement and Desensitization Reprocessing Therapy (EMDR) in 2015. After completing additional advanced training, I became a certified EMDR therapist and consultant.
Through this work, I am continually inspired by the resiliency of the human spirit, and the power within each of us to move towards healing and growth.
The goal of EMDR therapy is to identify and treat underlying causes of one's distress, rather than simply learning to manage or tolerate symptoms. For more detailed information, visit the EMDR International Association (EMDRIA.org) website.
In addition to my training in EMDR therapy, I continue utilize and to draw from indispensable tools and wisdom I have gained through training in Cognitive Behavioral therapy (CBT), Mindfulness Based cognitive therapy, and Dialectical Behavioral therapy (DBT).
I came to social work after receiving an undergraduate degree in Spanish language. I spent my Junior year abroad and developed a love of travel and experiencing new cultures, food, art and music. I attended the University of Texas at Arlington to complete a Master’s of Science in Social Work (MSSW) with a focus in Direct Practice and Me
I came to social work after receiving an undergraduate degree in Spanish language. I spent my Junior year abroad and developed a love of travel and experiencing new cultures, food, art and music. I attended the University of Texas at Arlington to complete a Master’s of Science in Social Work (MSSW) with a focus in Direct Practice and Mental Health in 2007.
Prior to working in private practice, I worked with Hospice, Inpatient and Outpatient Psychiatric treatment programs, and a shelter for adolescents. I made the leap to private practice in 2013 after returning to my hometown of Austin. Since that time, I have focused extensively on training in EMDR, Mindfulness based practices, and trauma / stress related disorders.