My great joy is to facilitate healing in body, mind and spirit. I use a varied approach to suit your needs and circumstances. Difficult life events such as a relationship breakup, divorce, addictions and depression demand learning new coping skills. Understanding your world is my focus. We work to transform your life stressors into growth opportunities, a challenge I meet willingly. With trust, all is achievable.
Cognitive-behavioral tools, calming body/mind processes and positive bonding techniques foster strength by reprogramming the brain to embrace a proactive attitude. I have extensive experience using Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing to heal trauma. I love working with couples, individuals, children and groups.
I am warm, open with an easy laugh. I have a deep interest in the human heart and mind. I continuously instill hope in my clients and support them to grow in the direction of their dreams. I am deeply honored to do this work.
SpecialtiesI specialize in the treatment of anxiety and depressive disorders through the use of EMDR™, a body/mind technique that transforms anxiety and depression. I have extensive training that applies to the treatment of Post-traumatic Stress Disorder. I specialize in addressing the stress component to physical illness and disorders through the use of Emotional Transformational Therapy (ETT™). I have additional training that qualifies me for the treatment of relationship issues from marital communication problems to transforming the devastating costs of an affair through training with DEEP therapy and PACT therapy. Additionally, Emotion Focused Therapy (EFT) to aid in resolving couples issues is another training that I can add to my extensive bag of therapeutic tools.
I have a long history in treating codependency issues for families with chemical dependency histories. I also have extensive experience dealing with sex addiction issues, love addiction issues, relationship issues and family challenges. I love to work with adolescents to redress anxiety and depression issues.
Qualification and TrainingMaster’s Degree in Clinical Social Work from the University of Texas at Austin. Advanced clinical practitioner certification. Master in Business Administration from the University of Texas at Austin. Previous work experience in the technology fields as a marketing professional.
- EMDR certification
- ETT certification level VI
- DEEP therapy certification
- PACT (couples therapy)
Work experience as school counselor, work practicum at North Austin Medical Center, work as a therapist in the chemical dependency, sex addiction, love addiction field conducting individual, family and group counseling. I also teach mindfulness tools in a group setting which is an excellent platform to transform depression and anxiety patterns in the body and brain of the practitioners.
Graduate School: University of Texas at Austin
Year Graduated: 2001 License No. 36536