Over 18 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 California Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT)- License # 81073
I am currently Licensed in the State of Texas- License #: 203374
I received my LMFT supervision license in TX in January of 2019.
TFCBT: Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy- story telling/exposure for the purpose of desensitization to past traumatic events and building confidence/ensuring future safety
MAP: Managing and Adaptive Practices - coping skills fit to treat varying diagnoses in children and teens
Seeking Safety: helping individuals find safe coping when dealing with co occurring 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.