Over 16 years of experience working with people in the context of church ministry, the education system, coaching sports, volunteering at an orphanage for a year and a half, 3 community mental health agencies, non-profit shelters, and now in private practice.
BS in Psychology and a BA in Religious Studies from University of Texas, Austin (2007)
MS in Marital and Family Therapy from Fuller Theological Seminary in Pasadena, CA (2010)
Over the course of 5 years, I worked in California for 2 non-profit agencies doing community mental heath:
Foothill Family Service
Dream Center, Los Angeles
I previously resided/was Licensed as a Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT)
in the state of California- License # 81073
I am currently Licensed in the State of Texas- License #: 203374
I am a certified therapist in
TFCBT: Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
MAP: Managing and Adaptive Practices - life coping skills fitting varying diagnoses in children and teens
Seeking Safety: helping individuals find safe coping when dealing with co occuring substance abuse
and history of trauma. This is specific also to self harm, disordered eating, fighting, and other risky behaviors
WRAP-AROUND: team work facilitating families in crisis with 24/7 care: therapist, child specialist, and parent partner
I also work from an of Intuitive Eating perspective when working with clients with body image issues. I am also trained in psychodynamic, bowenian, strategic, emotionally-focused, narrative, and CBT theories. I have practice in group therapy and couples work: restoration model, marital/sex therapy.