*Offering teletherapy sessions during the Covid-19 quarantine*
Welcome! If you’ve landed on my website, you might be feeling concerned about yourself or your child, and I invite you to read more about me in order to determine if I’d be the right person to help you 🙂
I work with children, adolescents and young adults, many of whom are experiencing difficult life transitions, anxiety, or grief. I also collaborate with parents to help them better understand their child’s challenges and how to more effectively respond. I’m a Registered Play Therapist, which means I’ve completed advanced education and supervised experience in play therapy, which you can learn more about here and here. I’m passionate about using play therapy, as it’s the most evidence-based and developmentally-appropriate technique for children! I’m also certified in Positive Discipline, which is a parenting curriculum.
Whether I’m working with a 3-year-old or 23-year-old, I most often take a strengths-based, person-centered approach to therapy, because I believe clients are the experts of their own experiences, and need mostly support and guidance from therapists in order to confidently lead their lives. When you’re in my office, you get to decide what you want to talk about in each session, and what goals are most important to you to work on. When needed, I do pull in techniques from more directive approaches in order to gently confront faulty ways of thinking, or teach new ways of coping.
I fully believe that therapy works by helping us understand ourselves better, stop destructive patterns, and improve our relationships.
I earned my Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from Hardin-Simmons University in 2011, and my Master of Arts in Professional Counseling from Texas State University in 2014. I am licensed in the state of Texas as a Licensed Professional Counselor and am also a Registered Play Therapist. I have recently published Anger Management Skills Workbook for Kids, which you can find on Amazon.
I also serve as the Executive Director for the Texas SandTray Association and have held positions on the board of the Hill Country Chapter of the Texas Association for Play Therapy. I’m also a member of the Association for Play Therapy and National Alliance for Grieving Children. When I’m not working, I enjoy reading, baking, and playing mediocre tennis with my husband.