I have always enjoyed learning about other people and their unique stories. Trying to help others has always been deeply rewarding and fulfilling for me. In high school, I tried to help all my friends with the question of what to do now that they are at a crossroads in life?! I have found counseling to be helpful to me and it is my passion to similarly make a difference in other peoples lives. I always thought about becoming a therapist but like many others my career path was a winding road until I settled on mental health counseling. After college, I decided to go into Human Resources for five years before deciding that my true calling was therapy. Along the way, I spent my 20s living in six different states to see what like was life in different parts of the United States, an experience I have cherished. Now I am rooted in Austin, Texas with my fiancé and our Labrador Retriever puppy named Buckley. I like playing tennis, swimming, hiking and checking out Austin’s impressive restaurant and food truck scene. In my spare time I like to give back to the community. I volunteer at a food pantry for those in need and tutor students to help them do well in school.

My educational background includes a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, a Masters degree in Human Resource Management from Rutgers University, and a Masters in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Idaho State University. During graduate school I completed 1,000 hours of counseling in various settings such as a mental health clinic for students, a university career center, and a private practice in which I saw clients of various cultural backgrounds with a range of presenting issues. I have taken extensive coursework on mood disorders including depression, anxiety and bipolar disorder. I have also worked a lot with couples and am trained in Gottman Level 1 which is a certification of coursework I have completed to learn methods that help couples with various issues they may face.

Do you feel we might be a good fit? I am here to accommodate your unique situation and work with you to help you live an authentic and satisfied life. I promise to provide a safe and non-judgmental space to discuss hardships, foster healing, promote growth and strengthen resolve. I will provide you with empathy, positive regard, acceptance and genuineness. Contact me if you have any questions or for scheduling. I offer a free consultation for you to get to know me and see for yourself if I can be helpful.

Q How can you help me with feelings associated with COVID-19?

Coping with COVID-19 can be very stressful. Are you feeling scared about getting ill? Are you worried about your loved ones and wishing you can visit with them? Are you sad that your life has changed drastically and you can no longer live like before?

Many people are feeling anxious and scared in this unprecedented crisis. Coping with the world around us and our new normal is very difficult. Some people are getting stressed about being ordered to stay home. Perhaps you have lost your job and are anxious about your financial situation.

It is understandable to feel this way in the wake of our new reality. Getting help for mental health is critical during these times. Counseling can help you process our new reality and do the best you can in these difficult times. My goal is to help you feel better about life and empower you to cope with all of this in a healthy way. You do not need to struggle alone.

I am offering low cost counseling via telephone or secured video. Please contact me today for a free consultation to discuss your needs and how I can help.

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