I hold a Bachelor of Science in Human Services from California State University, Fullerton and a Master of Arts in Counseling from Palo Alto University. During my undergraduate work, I had the unique experience of facilitating personal growth and exploration groups for students within the university. I also gained experience working with individuals who were homeless and transitioning to stable housing, particularly single mothers. During graduate school, I had the honor of interning at Capital Area Counseling in Austin, where I provided counseling to individuals of various backgrounds and socioeconomic status. Here, I also facilitated a mindfulness group designed to introduce individuals to the practice of mindfulness in everyday living.
After earning my Bachelor’s degree, I worked as an Intake Coordinator at a drug and alcohol rehabilitation facility, supporting individuals seeking treatment to get the care they needed. I also worked for several years as a Case Manager/Rehabilitation Specialist for a number of outpatient facilities, assisting individuals with severe and persistent mental illness in their transition from the hospitals back into the community in order to achieve their personal goals.
My personal and professional experiences, along with schooling, have guided me along the path of becoming a counselor. I have always wanted to help people by supporting personal growth and wellbeing. I strive to be authentic, congruent and empathic in all aspects of my life, and encourage others to do the same. I am honored walk alongside you and provide guidance on your journey of self-exploration and peace-seeking.