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Greetings and a warm welcome! I appreciate you dedicating your time to exploring and learning more. I personally understand that the significance of selecting a therapist or an evaluator goes beyond just credentials; it encompasses experiencing a feeling of understanding and being heard, feeling connected, and having trust in capable hands. As you consider this important decision, I'd love to share some insights about my practice and myself.

With over 15 years of experience, continuous education, and training, I specialize in psychotherapy and psychological testing. I hold a B.S. in Psychology from Texas Christian University and an M.S. in Counseling Psychology from Tarleton State University. My career spans clinical and academic settings. I've worked in private clinics and higher education and conducted psychological/neuropsychological assessments with various individuals and for various purposes. 

 Qualifications

  • B.S. Psychology, TCU (2004)

  • M.S. Counseling Psychology, Tarleton State (2007)

  • Licensed Professional Counselor and LPC Supervisor (TX) 

  • 15+ years providing therapy & psychological assessment

  • Certified Cognitive Behavioral Therapist 

  • EMDR Trained Therapist

  • Certified Neuropsychotherapist, NPT-C 

  • ADHD Cert. Clinical Services Provider

  • Certified Integrative Mental Health Professional (CIMHP)

  • Cert. Somatic Attachment Therapist 

  • Certified Breath Work Therapist 

  • Mindfulness-Based Therapy & Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) Trained Practitioner 

  • Certified Meditation and Yoga Instructor (RYT 200)

  • Member of American Psychological Association (Division 17 - Counseling Psychology, Division 15 - Educational Psychology)

Additionally, I was an adjunct Psychology Instructor at both TCC and Tarleton State University, where I taught various psychology courses. My experience extends to roles such as a TCU Mental Health Clinic therapist, a Disabilities Services Specialist, and an independent Psychoeducational Evaluator for TCU Athletics and now TCU Burnett School of Medicine. In addition, I have provided therapeutic services at the Women's Center in Fort Worth, the Youth Advocacy Program, and Austin Restorative Therapies in Austin, Texas.

About ten years ago, I established my own practice in Fort Worth, where I now continue to provide therapy, coaching, and evaluation services to adults and "emerging adults." I firmly believe in an integrative approach and am open and aware of many paths for healing and growth. I meet my clients wherever they are in their process and uniquely tailor treatment to their specific needs.  I regard it as an honor to provide assistance and observe the process of personal growth, whether through psychotherapy or evaluation. It's also been deeply fulfilling to witness individuals making positive strides in various dimensions of their lives – be it emotional, behavioral, relational, academic, career-related, or beyond. This experience reinforces my belief in the power of positive change and our capacity to embrace it.

In more depth:

I've always been interested in psychology, personality, human relationships, health and wellness, human potential, and what motivates us and why. Also of interest has been philosophy, culture/society, various types of spirituality, alternative medicine, and what influences shape us personally and collectively. I believe evaluating our lives from a broader perspective is vital to obtaining insight and holding space for the numerous themes and situations of human suffering and flourishing. I advocate for understanding and cultivating what genuinely gives us meaning and purpose and how we may all heal and grow.

I'm also deeply fascinated by how the brain works, different types of learning styles, creativity, problem-solving, and, most importantly, how we can best utilize and harness our attention and time. I enjoy helping my clients craft and work towards positive goals for themselves based on their deepest desires and needs and cultivating the behaviors, thoughts, and perspectives that lead to a more fulfilling life experience in whatever capacity that might be.

More Personal:

As a native Texan with a country spirit, I have a deep fondness for being outdoors, traveling, hiking, and sunrises. I enjoy photography, music, DIY projects, and gardening with my husband during my free time.  I also love learning and often have my nose in my Kindle or watching a course of some sort. I cherish time with my loved ones, practicing yoga and meditation, and doing my best to engage in needed self-care. On top of that, my life is enriched by the company of a rescued Doberman named Ruby and an exceptionally grumpy cat named Runt. 

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I also enjoy collecting thought provoking quotes, here are a few of my favorites:

"Remember, you have been criticizing yourself for years and it hasn’t worked.

Try approving of yourself and see what happens."

-Louise Hay

"The privilege of a lifetime is being who you are."

-Joseph Campbell

“Wisdom says we are nothing. Love says we are everything. Between these two, our life flows.”

-Nisargadatta Maharaj

“You can search throughout the entire universe for someone who is more deserving of your love and affection than you are yourself, and that person is not to be found anywhere.

You, yourself, as much as anybody in the entire universe, deserve your love and affection."

-Anonymous

“One of the most challenging things I’ve had to learn is that healing must be intentional. There is no one golden day that comes and saves you from all your misery. Healing is a practice. You have to decide that it’s what you want to do and actively do it. You have to make a habit out of it. Once I learned that, I only looked back to see how far I came.”
~ Unknown

“When the power of love overcomes the love of power, the world will know peace.”

-Jimi Hendrix

“And sometimes, against all odds, against all logic, we still hope.”

-Ellen Pompeo as Dr. Meredith Grey

“We grieve because we love. The intensity of the grief often proclaims the depth of our love."

-Gary Roe

“There are things known and there are things unknown, and in between are the doors of perception.”

-Aldous Huxley

“We can’t direct the wind, but we can adjust the sails.”
— Thomas s. Monson

The world keeps changing, and you are part of the world, but even if it changes to be worse, you can still change yourself for the better.
— Shilashanti

"Courage doesn't always roar. Sometimes courage is the little voice at the end of the day that says,

'I'll try again tomorrow.'"

— Mary Anne Radmacher

"The only person you are destined to become is the person you decide to be."

– Ralph Waldo Emerson

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