When someone first told me that life isn’t fair, I remember wanting to cry out at the injustice of it. Sometimes I still want to. Traumatic events, difficult transitions, and losses happen to almost all of us. And for some of us, they can lead to despair, anxiety, insecurity, anger, isolation, and fear. Sometimes we can get stuck in these painful places, not because we don’t know how to get out of them, but because our faith in a different way has been fundamentally shaken.
The good news is that change is possible—research shows that experience, including psychotherapy, can literally alter the brain. So no matter what we have been through, we can reshape our brains, allowing us to heal from past hurts, shift old patterns of thinking and behaving, and respond to new challenges in creative, flexible ways. This is the work we can undertake together in therapy.
I work with adults experiencing
- Low self-esteem
- Grief and loss
- Social and/or performance anxiety
- Body image concerns
- Existential questions
- Midlife crisis
- Communication problems
- Difficult life transitions and changes
- Family of Origin issues
- Caregiver stress
I am a Licensed Professional Counselor Intern (LPC-I) with two master’s degrees: a Master of Arts in Communications from the University of Texas and a Master of Arts in Counseling from St. Edward’s University. I am trained in both EMDR and Internal Family Systems. I have an innate curiosity about others, myself, and this life and take great joy in facilitating change, creating safe spaces, communicating effectively, being present, and listening. And while I recognize that therapy can be hard work at times, I also see a place for laughter and irreverence along the way. To see if I might be a good fit for you, please call 512-231-0164 to schedule a free, 30-minute, in-office consultation.