I chose to enter the counseling field because I found a great calling in walking alongside someone’s struggles and helping them discover their own ability for awareness and growth. I believe pain and healing are part of the human experience, and in many ways it binds us together for the better. I trust in the therapeutic process, allowing it to guide us towards discovery, acceptance and change.
I studied Psychology and Sociology at Texas Tech University and then went on to receive a Master’s degree in Counseling from the University of North Texas. I am a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) as well as a Certified Eating Disorder Specialist (CEDS). I also have experience working with a variety of populations including depression, anxiety, family conflict, addiction, domestic violence and sexual assault. My primary focus and passion is on issues related to adults and adolescents struggling with eating disorders and body image concerns.
For the Eating Disorder population, my approach to therapy is to help clients discover the function and purpose behind their eating disorder. Once this is identified, healing and long-term change occurs through replacing destructive coping mechanisms with healthier coping skills and the ability to find a healthy relationship with themselves and food.
I recognize it can be difficult to seek therapy so I work to create a safe space for my clients to feel comfortable when sharing their story, struggles and goals. I believe in helping people establish a balanced life through healthy relationships, both with themselves and others, and empowering them to define their own life’s path.
Licensure and Certifications
2015 Certified Eating Disorder Specialist | 2012 Licensed Professional Counselor
2009 Master of Science in Counseling, University of North Texas | 2007 Bachelor of Arts in Psychology, Texas Tech University
Professional Membership in International Association of Eating Disorder Professionals | Professional Membership in the American Counseling Association