Therapy creates a safe, encouraging space to connect with one’s most authentic self, to work through feeling stuck or hurt, to heal from trauma and relational pain, and to explore potential for growth. I will meet you wherever you are in terms of life experiences, goals, beliefs, and values. Therapy is a collaborative effort between client and therapist.
I am a Licensed Professional Counselor and Supervisor in Austin, Texas, and have been practicing since 2009. I am a research and neuroscience loving nerd who loves people and my job. I am passionate about helping clients grow and heal through teaching them to lean into their own wisdom and internal blueprint for healing. Using coherence theory, experiential therapies and psychoeducation, I use an integrative approach to help clients learn to have greater compassion and kindness toward themselves while gaining insight and clarity into their behaviors and symptoms.
My therapeutic approach is client-centered in that I will meet you where you are, help you identify your concerns and strengths, and work with you to establish goals. I believe that a large part of healing and change involves owning and sharing our stories while also using embodied experiences and practices in therapy to rewire unconscious/subcortical layers of understanding in our brain. Talk therapy alone, while helpful, does not always touch the implicit or subconscious information held in our brain and body.
I often offer a blend of seriousness and humor as laughter can be healing and helpful when done in a professional, respectful way. It is my hope that you will find therapy with me to be warm and non-judgmental and that you can feel safe to be vulnerable to do this brave and important work.
I am trained in the treatment of Accelerated Resolution Therapy (ART therapy), EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing), as well as Dr. Brené Brown’s Connections, Daring Way™, and Rising Strong™ curriculums which focus on recognizing shame as a universal experience, exploring one’s own shame and shame triggers, building empathy and self-compassion, and rising when we fall from life’s struggles in order to embrace a more wholehearted, authentic life. I have also completed the Level I training in ETT (Emotional Transformation Therapy), the Level I training in Gottman Method Couples Therapy, and Coherence therapy.
I offer sand tray and parts work and love working experientially with clients as I believe it is how we best learn. I have spent the last eight plus years training with Juliane Taylor Shore in Interpersonal Neurobiology and in integrating the latest neuroscience research in my work with clients. I spent a large part of 2022 training with Bonnie Badenoch to further develop my therapeutic skills in healing trauma in an embodied, neuroscience backed way. I am currently working through Level I of Relational Life Therapy for couples. I am passionate about all things therapy, science and learning, so working with me means I am always committed to doing my own work to grow both personally and professionally.
I have been practicing since graduating with my Masters in Professional Counseling in 2009. Before that, I taught high school for two years in St. Louis, Missouri.