To me, therapy should always be a safe place. A safe place to cry, be mad, be scared, talk out new ideas, you name it! But as safe as therapy can be, that doesn’t necessarily mean that it will be easy. My goal as a therapist is to create a safe environment and relationship for my clients to be able to process whatever is truly going on in their lives–not the version of their lives they think is acceptable to show. I use a conversational and genuine approach in order to help my clients develop this sense of safety. I deliver, and help evaluate, difficult truths in a way that allows the client to decide how to proceed. My therapy office may hold tough emotions, difficult decisions, and tearful assessments of life, but it will not hold judgements, criticisms, or shame for choices made by my clients. My ultimate goal is to be able to walk with my clients through the hardships they face and celebrate the victories they work so hard for.
My Professional Background
I have worked as a therapist for almost five years. I have sat across from, and empathized with, people processing past regrets, wrongdoings, and failed relationships. I have also walked along side clients who have faced loss, traumatic abuse, and significant abandonment. In addition, I have worked with equally important cases of anxiety, fear, life transitions, and self esteem. Some of these experiences were brought to general counseling clinics that I have worked at and some have been hidden behind cases of substance abuse that were brought to the treatment facility I have worked at for the last three years. To me, all of these difficulties are equally important and deserve to be handled with the same grace, empathy, and care.
Education, Training, and Certifications
- Bachelor of Science in Psychology from Tarleton State University
- Master of Arts in Marriage, Family, and Child Counseling from University of Mary Hardin-Baylor
To me connection is so important and I love connecting with family, friends, and people I come in contact with throughout the day. I have a Maltese Mix named Ducky and a German Shorthaired Pointer named Phantom who keep me on my toes and busy. I have reached a point in my life where intentionality and care are so important. This has led me to finding joy in being active (in a way that makes me happy depending on the day), practicing self care, reading, and cooking exciting cleaner foods. Self-discovery has been an awesome journey that I am still on.