Many people who give up on therapy do so because they haven’t found the right "fit" with a therapist. Choosing a therapist with whom you feel comfortable is paramount to starting the therapeutic process. I offer a free thirty minute consultation for individuals and couples interested in starting therapy. This is an opportunity to meet face to face to discuss your therapeutic goals and how I can help you. We can decide together if my background and your goals are a good match.
I have a Masters of Science in Social Work from the University of Texas at Austin and am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker. My 15+ years experience in clinical social work includes providing therapy in an inpatient treatment facility, an intensive outpatient program, a medical practice, and in private practice. I have worked with children, adolescents, and adults in individual, group, couple and family therapy.
My approach to therapy is psychodynamic. This means that I believe that all of our life experiences contribute to who we are as individuals. Gaining a new understanding of past experiences and relationships can help us in our current lives as we develop new coping skills and strategies for living. I incorporate a variety of therapeutic interventions as part of the process depending on individual need. These include traditional talk therapy, Somatic Experiencing, Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing (EMDR), cognitive-behavioral therapy, deep relaxation and mindfulness work, radical acceptance, and clinical hypnosis.
On a personal level, I'm a bit of a neuroscience geek and love learning about the latest research regarding how our brains function and how that applies to the healing process. I'm also passionate about knitting and other fiber arts and take almost any opportunity to get my creative juices flowing.
4534 Westgate Blvd., Suite 112, Austin, TX 78745