I am originally from north Louisiana, but have lived and worked all over since graduate school. I've spent time in Washington, D.C. as an intern, and in New Orleans, Louisiana working as an Addiction Counselor at a rehabilitation center. It was my time spent in Washington state, as a military spouse and mother looking for a good work/life balance, that I stumbled upon tele-therapy as a niche. After gaining experience through a globally recognized distance therapy platform, I decided to branch off on my own. I currently reside in Texas, after yet another move, and am grateful that one of the nuances of distance counseling is that I get to take my clients with me - it's been one of the most rewarding experiences of my life to connect with individuals seeking support that I otherwise would have never met within the confines of a physical office space.
Over the years, I have received feedback from clients that I’m easy to talk to, good humored, genuine or “real”, and non-judgmental. I am grateful to be a therapist and get to do what I'm passionate about for a living. We are all individuals and have different perceptions, but collectively struggle with similar issues. I love helping clients through rough times so that they can achieve a greater sense of happiness and balance.
I approach counseling very eager to make a connection with you, because this is what I value above all else. The integrity and quality of our relationship has a significant impact on how deeply you will benefit from therapy. I want to provide you with a safe space to process your issues, while providing understanding and support. I will help you take a closer look at any thoughts, behaviors, or patterns that do not seem to be working for you. I will be here each step of the way as you try out new approaches and tools tailored to meet your needs. We will be partners in finding the solutions to your problems and reaching your personal goals.
I consider my approach to be eclectic in nature, drawing on many theories and schools of thought. I do not believe there is one correct way to provide therapy, and strive to tailor my approach to fit your needs as an individual. Here are some examples of therapeutic modalities that I often use with clients: Solutions Focused-Strength Based; Rogerian (Person Centered Therapy); Cognitive Behavioral; and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy. Some theories I adhere to are Humanistic, Psychodynamic, Social Constructionism, and Relational Frame Theories.
Healing from Trauma
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
Motivational Enhancement Therapy
Acceptance & Commitment Therapy
Trauma Focused CBT