I am dedicated to partnering with Austinites who want more: more peace, more meaning, more love, more depth, more space, more insight, or more of you're-not-quite-sure-yet.
We might be a great fit if you consider yourself any of the following: a highly sensitive person (HSP) or intuitive empath, an overachiever or perfectionist, a yogi or yogini, a social justice warrior or helping professional, a spiritual person, or someone whose brain just won't shut off.
I'm a firm believer in the large body of research supporting the power of relationships, including between client and therapist, to help rewire the brain toward emotional well-being and relational fulfillment. I work jointly with clients to create a safe and engaging space to explore, learn, heal, and change, and incorporate techniques from a variety of theoretical perspectives, including psychodynamic, EMDR, cognitive-behavioral, interpersonal neurobiology, attachment, Buddhist/Eastern psychology, and modern analytic frameworks. Given the deep connections between body and mind, I also utilize my training as a yoga teacher to build upon the many benefits of traditional talk therapy.
Prior to launching into private practice, I worked within the Austin community beginning in 2009, including in inpatient and outpatient psychiatric clinics, schools, nonprofits, and medical settings with people of all ages facing mental and physical health challenges and socioeconomic barriers to success.
Licensures: Licensed Clinical Social Worker (TX # 56970), Licensed Chemical Dependency Counselor (TX)
Graduate Degree: Master of Science in Social Work (MSSW), The University of Texas at Austin
Undergraduate Degree: Bachelor of Arts (A.B.), Duke University
Professional Memberships: Austin Group Psychotherapy Society, Austin IN (Interpersonal Neurobiology) Connection, National Association of Social Workers, American Group Psychotherapy Association