My style is holistic, authentic, and empowering. I believe that mind, body, and spirit are inextricably interconnected, and must all be nurtured to achieve balance and wellness. Therapy is often nonlinear, and I like to embrace the creativity and spontaneity inherent in the process. I also believe in the importance of acceptance and purpose. My role as a counselor is not to help you banish negative emotions, but to help you learn to trust in your capacity to hold the full range of human experience. Struggle is inevitable, but we can use our struggles to help us find a sense of meaning.
I initially went to school for studio art, which was my passion for a long time. After graduating, I worked as a textile designer for 10 years, but found myself creatively blocked and struggling with a 9-5 job behind a desk. During this time, I developed a new passion for holistic healing, such as nutrition and alternative medicine. In an effort to regain a sense of purpose I decided I wanted to go back to school, but couldn’t decide if I should pursue art or healing. A simple google search for “art and healing” led me to the website of a holistic counseling program, which offered courses on the mind-body connection as well as expressive arts therapy. I had always had extremely positive personal experiences with counseling, and felt inspired by the idea that I could learn to help people in the same way. This program turned out to be exactly what I was looking for, and I am extremely grateful my path led me to this place.
I have training in expressive arts therapy, as well as an extensive creative background. But creativity is not just limited to things like art or music - people are creative in so many different ways. I also know what it’s like to feel just plain stuck and creatively blocked. I love helping people rediscover their creativity and feel inspired again. My schooling was holistic in nature - focused on the interconnectedness of mental, physical, and spiritual health and wellbeing. Currently I am undergoing training as a health and wellness coach, and love incorporating elements of coaching in session where applicable.
I really enjoy working with people who are new to counseling or have been hesitant about trying this whole “therapy thing.” Whether it’s people who are looking for alternatives to medication or who feel that therapy just might not be for people like them, I believe therapy can be for all kinds of people. I will work with you to help you feel comfortable and figure out how we can make the process work for you.
In my free time, I enjoy hanging out with my animals - a cat named Gomez and a dog named Clyde. I still try to draw and paint when I can. I love gardening, and am in the process of cultivating a small balcony garden. I’m fairly new to Texas, so I’m still discovering new things to do!