How I Work
I’m a psychotherapist who works with people striving for personal well-being and balance. Trust is vital for therapy to work, so my clients and I forge a genuine connection. I have a wealth of experience helping people with life transitions, relationship issues, grief and loss, depression, anger, anxiety, and trauma.
I earned my bachelor’s in journalism from the University of Texas at Austin, and went on to work for 13 years as a photojournalist for newspapers. Ultimately, I wanted to get out from behind the camera and build a deeper connection with people, so I set a goal for myself: to become a psychotherapist.
I got a master's in human services from St. Edward’s University, and have worked in a variety of settings, including a MHMR clinic, a pre-release prison focusing on chemical dependency issues, a psychiatric hospital, and an adoption agency. Since 2002, I've been in private practice in Austin working with older adolescents, adults, and couples.
Issues I Work With
I work with people who are experiencing depression, anxiety, anger, feelings of helplessness or hopelessness, and shame. I often work with people who are in transition and are exploring creative new ways to approach old problems.
I have specialized training in helping people heal from traumas of their past, concerns in the present, or fears and worries about their future.