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Get to Know Me

It's time to heal and flourish

We both know that life can be hard. At times, it's been REALLY hard and you've been through some tough moments. You may be feeling lost and confused; wondering why you're struggling...because you made it. You survived the tough moments...and yet, you still feel anxious. You're still struggling with depression. You still have moments when you feel like you're reliving the trauma.

 

I'm here to tell you that you're not alone. So many of us carry around unresolved trauma from the times when life was REALLY hard, even if it was years ago.

There is hope.

 

The symptoms you experience are actually signs that the mind and body are trying to heal. Your mind and body want you to be free from the grip these experiences still have on you.

What's been missing from talk therapy is including the body in the healing process. You are more than just your thoughts and behaviors. Negative experiences get stuck in the body and that’s where attention and awareness is needed. This is why it's hard to talk ourselves out of being anxious or depressed. It's why we can't talk our emotional pain away...no matter how hard we try.

I help bridge this gap in care by using a somatic (body-based) approach to therapy. This gives clients the opportunity to heal from their negative experiences on a connected mind-body level. This deep healing clears out trapped trauma and makes way for inner wisdom and resiliency. It creates the empowered peace you need to be your whole and authentic self in the world. I would be honored to be your guide and aid on this journey.

If you're thinking about starting your counseling journey, have questions, or want more information, call (832) 639-4043 or click the "Let's Talk" button below to set up a free consultation.

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HOW I WORK WITH CLIENTS

My approach in counseling is intentional and direct in holding space for clients to see and become aware of how they're struggling. This purposeful pressure brings forth the opportunity to grow with meaningful self-knowing and start facing life's challenges with inner kindness and wholeness. Acknowledging our truth in the present-moment brings forth our inner strength.  Are you ready to be grounded in truth so that you, too, can anchor in the storms of life and live well? If so, I would be honored to take this journey with you.

THE TECHNICAL TERMS

In the work I do with clients, I use a present-moment focused and trauma-informed approach that draws from psychodynamic therapy, gestalt therapy, the crucible therapy approach, internal family systems,  and somatic experiencing (body-based therapy). My approach is an integrative style that works with the mind, body, and emotions in the present moment to help people move through and broaden their perspective of the struggles they face and carry. This style of working with people allows me to provide services tailored to your individual or relational experiences and needs.

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CREDENTIALS AND EDUCATION

I'm an LPC (Licensed Professional Counselor). My Texas state license number is 79863. I have 6 years of counseling and therapy experience and extensive training  working with anxiety, depression, trauma, and relationships. I have had specialized training in working with trauma, such as PTSD and CPTSD (childhood/developmental trauma).

I completed a post-graduate school intensive therapy fellowship for 3 1/2 years with Fuller Life Family Therapy Institute. Here, I received my specialized training in anxiety, depression, trauma recovery, and couples therapy.

I earned my Master's of Education degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from the University of New Orleans and my Bachelor's degree in Psychology from McNeese State University.

OUTSIDE OF THE OFFICE

When I'm not doing this meaningful work, I spend my time relaxing at home or enjoying family time with my husband, son, and fur-baby at the park. One of my favorite things is an afternoon cup of coffee (especially if it's not too hot and I can sit outside). Aside from my self-care routine of journaling, walking, and meditating, I also like to unwind by playing a video game or watching one of my favorite movies.

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