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As a Therapist

Finding a therapist that is a good fit, is like searching for that perfect pair of jeans. Each person has unique needs & preferences that must be met. That's why I offer complimentary 15-minute virtual consultations, giving you the chance to meet me, learn about my practice, and see if we click. After all, the key to any therapeutic change is finding the right fit with your therapist. Read more about who I am as a therapist to get some insight before the initial consultation:

I've had the privilege to work with a range of people from all walks of life, each with their own unique backgrounds and experiences. From single parents to CEOs, from those navigating arranged marriages to members of the LGBTQIA+ community, Atheism to Christianity to Spirituality, I've experienced a deep understanding of the complexities that shape so many different kinds of people. While this list isn't exhaustive, it gives you an idea of the areas I've explored with clients.

Identities/Backgrounds/Experiences: single parents, arranged marriages, co-parents, therapists, Catholics, SAHM's, work-from-home parents, nurses, CEO's, polyamory, unhoused, Agnostic, ADHD, highly sensitive people, interracial, BIPOC, Chronic Illness, Queer, Kink/Fetishes, sex-workers, bi-cultural, teachers, (and so much more).

Individuals & Relationships of all ages, ethnicities, cultural backgrounds, sexual & gender identities are welcomed + honored.

When it comes to my therapy approach, I avoid the one-size-fits-all mentality. Instead I take from the range of therapeutic techniques in my toolbox and tailor each session to your unique needs. My overarching approach is grounded in 3 key principles:

1. Person-Centered: I think you're the expert in your own life, and I'm here to support you on your journey. Through open-ended conversations and nonjudgmental exploration, we'll create a space where you feel truly understood and valued.

2. Relational: Our therapeutic relationship forms the cornerstone of our work together. By examining your past experiences and relational patterns, we'll uncover insights that pave the way for healing & growth. You'll better understand yourself and your interactions with others more deeply.

3. Somatic-Based: Emotions aren't just thoughts, they're physical sensations too. When struggling with challenges like anxiety, depression, or relationship conflict, understanding your body's signals can empower you to navigate difficult moments with ease. I'll help you tune into your body's wisdom, using mindfulness & body-centered interviews to create greater self-awareness & emotional regulation.

When it comes to Couples Therapy, I take the same general approach except it is rooted in Relational Life Therapy. There is a greater focus on the relationship. However, similar to the individual approach, we will dive deeper into each individual client to see what their wants and needs are. Building off a Relational Life Therapy approach, couples therapy will take a "No Bullshit Approach." We'll dive into exactly what is happening in the relationship after taking the first few sessions of intake to gather all information from both partners. Then we'll be able to provide you both with the ability to make powerful insights that can sustain lasting change and integrate healthy new relational skills into your daily life. It isn't just focusing on the most troubling issues head-on, but actually targeting problem behaviors, underlying core issues and past traumas. By creating new connections, we will work through infidelity or trust issues, increase intimacy, improve communication, and deepen relational integrity. This is to help you hold yourselves, each other, and your relationship in greater warm regard. 

As a Human

Being able to connect with your therapist is an essential part of your healing journey. For this reason, I want to share with you exactly what makes me feel human.

  • My deep love of cats that has been fueled since I was born.

  • Motherhood. I'm constantly pushed for internal growth with my boys. (9-yr-old & 8-month old)

  • Synchronicity with the Earth, people & everything in between.

  • Being an intuitive empath & outgoing introvert ~ a blend that keeps life interesting.

  • My life mission to watch every tv show out there until I die. Currently Watching: One Tree Hill & Couples Therapy

  • My husband's reminders to step into nature & get the body moving through stretch & exercise.

  • Roadtrips, but long ones. I'm talking multiple weeks. 

  • The quiet, calm, serene feeling with the presence of snow.

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Degrees

New York University

MA in Mental Health Counseling & Wellness

University of Texas Rio Grande Valley

BA in Psychology & Minor in Addiction Studies

Education + Training

License

TexasLicensed Professional Counselor - Associate

New York:  Mental Health Counselor - Limited Permit

Trainings

  • Relational Life Therapy (Couples Counseling)

  • Somatic Embodiment & Regulation Techniques

  • Brainspotting Phase 1

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