As a therapist I believe the individuals I work with are the experts in their lives. I create a therapeutic space that renders mutual respect and honors personal decision-making. Regardless of the situations or life experiences that bring you to me, I believe you will find the answers within you as I help nurture and guide you.
I specialize in treating eating disorders, substance use, mood disorders, body image, relational problems, OCD, end-of-life issues, and trauma. I work with adolescents, adults and provide family therapy services. I believe in cultural humility and love to work with a diverse background of individuals and families.
I completed my Master’s Degree in Social Work from the University of Texas in Arlington and also completed a Master’s in Public Health from the University of Texas Southwestern. My academic training and professional experience have prepared me to work with individuals who also experience disruptions in their mental health and quality of life as a result of physical illness.
As a clinical therapist I enjoy utilizing a multi-disciplinary approach that is tailored to meet your needs throughout the therapeutic process. Some of the theoretical perspectives used to support healing may include Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), Motivational Interviewing (MI), Exposure and Response Prevention (ERP) along with mindfulness techniques. Therapy can be long-term or short-term based on your individual needs. I enjoy providing individuals and families concrete evidence-based tools that they can take with them, and incorporate in their lives long after their participation in therapeutic services.
The individuals I work with are goal-oriented and enjoy exploring their values to create a meaningful life. If you are looking for a safe space to work on yourself in order to improve the quality of your life you’ve found the right place. I invite you to send me an email or give me a call for an initial consultation so that you feel comfortable choosing me as your therapist. Opening your heart and being vulnerable can be scary at first, and I am hopeful we can walk this journey of healing together.