How I Work


I’m a psychotherapist who works with people who are striving for a personal sense of well-being and balance. In order to have a genuine connection to a therapist, trust is vital for therapy to work. I have experience in helping people with life transitions, relationship issues, grief and loss, depression, anger, anxiety, and trauma.

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My background is diverse, with many rich experiences. I received a Bachelor’s in Journalism from The University of Texas at Austin, and worked for 13 years as a photojournalist for daily newspapers. However, I wanted to get out from behind the camera and have a deeper connection with people, so I set a goal of becoming a psychotherapist.

​Relocating back to Austin, I completed my Master of Arts in Human Services from St. Edward’s University, graduating in 1996. I 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 have 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.

Therapy Office

The first step is often the hardest if you're suffering from anxiety or depression while searching for the motivation to try something new. 

Though it may be hard, it's also the first step towards what you desire: the uprooting of anxiety and depression. I hope you now have a better sense of who I am and how I work.

Please feel free to call me at (512) 695-1660, or email me at, so we can schedule a time to consult and see how I can be of service to you as a therapist. All calls and emails are confidential and are answered within 24 hours. If you need my return call to be confidential, please let me know that in your message.

I look forward to speaking with you and working to help you make lasting changes in your life.


(512) 695-1660

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Office Hours

Mon - Fri: 8am - 3pm
By Appointment Only


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