I am a Marriage and Family Therapist Associate who is open-minded, caring, creative, and dedicated to helping you achieve your family’s goals. I most enjoy working with families including young children and adolescents, as well as those wishing to incorporate their personal spirituality into their counseling experience.
I am a native Texan and attended Austin College, graduating with a Bachelor of Arts in Art and Anthropology in 2009. After working in Miami, FL with Central American and Haitian refugees, I decided to pursue a dual Masters Degree in Divinity and Marriage and Family Therapy from Louisville Presbyterian Theological Seminary, from which I graduated in December of 2017. I am ordained in the Presbyterian Church (USA) and am currently serving as an associate pastor when I am not working at Creative Family Counseling. I am currently under the Clinical Supervision of Lacey Ryan, LMFT, RPT-S, and I am seeking licensure in Marriage and Family Therapy, as well as Certification in Play Therapy.
My passion for working with children and teens started many years ago when I served as a summer camp counselor and director for ten years in Texas. Since then, I have worked in a number of different settings including non-profits, residential foster care, schools, and churches.
Because of my background in art, I enjoy incorporating creative expressive arts in the therapy room. By having a collaborative approach with clients, and with the use of play therapy and other expressive therapy techniques, I am able to help clients meet their goals in age appropriate, “fun” ways.
I believe that spirituality can be an important component of a person’s healing process. I honor and welcome any and all faith tradition and backgrounds of my clients, including no faith or spiritual background. If you desire spiritually integrative therapy, I will provide a non-judgmental, open-minded space for us to work this into your goals.
My specialties include:
- childhood behavioral issues
- parenting concerns
- co-parenting strategies
- suicidal ideation
- use of expressive therapies
As a client-centered therapist, my clients’ goals are my goals. Together we will find creative solutions to the challenges in your life and move you toward living life to its fullest and happiest. I consider this walk alongside my clients an honor as we learn and grow together.