I received my Master of Arts in Professional Counseling at Texas State University and hold a Bachelor of Science in Psychology from the University of Texas at Tyler. During my graduate program, I provided counseling services within The Christi Center, Hope Hospice, and the Assessment and Counseling Clinic at Texas State University. At these different organizations, I co-facilitated grief-support groups and an imposter syndrome group, and provided individual counseling services to children and adults. These opportunities taught me how helpful and meaningful therapy can be for those who have lost a loved one, as well as for those who are processing losses around identities and life roles. I enjoy partnering with you to find meaning and inner resilience through challenges and losses. I find deep purpose in this type of work and it’s an honor to hold space for your full experience and growth process.
Aside from counseling and schooling, I’ve also held positions as a Behavioral Therapist, Special Education Aide, and Student Emergency Services- Graduate Assistant. These roles allowed me to work with children facing mental health issues, and college students facing various hardships. I gained a deeper understanding of mental health care from these education systems and my experience with Applied Behavioral Analysis.
I’ve found myself becoming involved in helping roles, and ultimately the field of counseling, very naturally. Holding space and being fully present for others has always felt organic and fulfilling for me. As a fellow human, I understand that each journey is unique, and that we also have many commonalities. Like you, I have experienced my own struggles. The universality behind our shared human experience makes this work even more meaningful. Ubuntu and Namaste are words that have always resonated with me as a human and as a counselor; they express the ideas that the human in me recognizes the human in you, and I am because we are. With this in mind, I bring to counseling a sincere desire for clients to experience fulfillment and self-acceptance, and I practice with empathy and validation, challenging when helpful, and unconditional positive regard. It would be an honor to work with you on your healing journey.