I believe you matter: your story matters, your voice matters, and your healing matters. I deeply care about your pain and will proudly partner with you as we search your life for meaning and hidden wisdom. Together we’ll listen to your stories with courage and curiosity.
Our bodies carry our stories of pain and triumph, and I’ll help you learn to listen to yours with great care. Using a science-based approach paired with ancient contemplative wisdom, I frame your experiences using insights from Polyvagal Theory, IFS somatic parts work, and EMDR to help you feel safe inside your own skin and warmly welcome yourself home. Read more about my EMDR practice here. Then we’ll engage in a gentle and powerful exploration of trauma to help you grieve your losses and build the life you’ve been dreaming of.
What makes me different from other therapists is that as a relational trauma counselor, I specialize in compassion training, which can radically transform your life. Using insights from Mindful Self-Compassion, and Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, you’ll learn how to open your heart to yourself and the world by soothing yourself in pain, being present in your life, and asking for what you need with wisdom and clarity. I’m also comfortable discussing sexuality and spirituality concerns from a warm, affirming, and nonjudgemental stance. Counseling with me is a judgement-free zone.
Here are just some of the issues I have helped my people with through secure web-based counseling for Texans across the state:
ANXIETY + DEPRESSION
EMOTIONAL OVERWHELM + BURNOUT
PTSD + UPSETTING LIFE EXPERIENCES
PHYSICAL/ SEXUAL ABUSE OR ASSAULT
EMOTIONAL ABUSE + NEGLECT
ISSUES FROM CHILDHOOD
SPIRITUAL/RELIGIOUS ABUSE RECOVERY
CHRONIC PAIN + ILLNESS
WORK OR SCHOOL STRESS
PANIC ATTACKS + PANIC DISORDER
UNRESOLVED GRIEF + COMPLICATED BEREAVEMENT
My ideal client is a working professional who wants to do the work to and take control of their life. I specialize in working with women, men, and members of the LGBTQ community. I do not specialize in working with children or anyone who is not in recovery from drinking alcoholically or using drugs to get high. I consider it the highest honor to help people recover from past pain and become their most authentic selves.
EDUCATION & CREDENTIALS
EMDR Certified Therapist, (forthcoming 2023). EMDR International Association.
EMDR Trained Therapist, (August 2019). EMDR International Association.
DBT Trained Therapist, (May 2022), Behavioral Tech.
Mindful Self-Compassion Trained, (October 2020), Center for Mindful Self-Compassion.
Courses in Christian Spirituality, (December 2018 – August 2020). Brite Divinity School.
Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC), State of Texas, (#73081).
M.S. in Counseling Psychology, (December 2013). Tarleton State University. Graduated Summa Cum Laude.
BS. in Psychology, Texas Wesleyan University. (May 2000). Graduated Summa Cum Laude. Who’s Who Honoree.
Counselor & Writer at The Holy Absurd, (October 2017 – Present)
MHMR of Tarrant County (May 2014 – October 2016)
Practicum Student Counselor:
Tarrant County College (January 2013 – December 2013)
Recovery Resource Council (August 2012 – December 2012)
I would love to walk with you on your healing journey.
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