I know how hard it can be to desperately want to change your life but be unsure what direction to take, or the steps needed to get to where you want to be. I think we all have a longing to grow and connect. I am a down-to-earth person who thinks that humor, compassion, and connection are some of our most precious gifts as human beings. I use a person-centered approach to counseling where I focus on first getting to know you, your struggles, and your unique perspective and individual strengths. I then use my expertise as a counselor to help you harness your strengths and personal power to reach your goals and have the types of relationships you want. With our powers combined, we will be unstoppable!
I have worked with children, individuals, families, and groups from all walks of life in different settings (residential, outpatient, and school) across the United States. I have a wide arrange of experience with different mental health issues including (but not limited to) trauma, family issues, parenting, depression and anxiety, sexual behavior problems in adolescents, and relationship issues; as well as knowledge of evidence-based techniques.
I have a personal and professional background working with military families. I am an Army wife of 15 years. I began my career working with military families at Fort Carson Army Community Services. (Go Army!) I am studying to obtain a Doctorate in Counselor Education and Supervision so that I may continue my quest to help disadvantaged populations across the U.S. lead happier, healthier lives and educate the next generation of compassionate and culturally competent counselors. My specific areas of focus are African American issues, historical trauma, social justice and advocacy, and cultural diversity and inclusion.
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Doctorate Counselor Education and Supervision (in progress ABD)
Adams State University
Master of Counseling and Human Services
University of Colorado at Colorado Springs
Bachelor of Science in Psychology
Texas A&M University at College Station