I am a licensed psychotherapist, mother of three (26, 20, and 17), and was previously a Montessori toddler teacher for 8 years. I have the great privilege of fusing all of these areas of experience into a private practice in which I support parents and teachers to lovingly guide and deeply connect with the children they share their lives with.
Licensure and Education:
Licensed Professional Counselor, Texas – License #69431
M.A. Counseling Psychology – University of Denver (1998)
B.A. Psychology – University of Texas, Austin (1996)
High School for the Performing and Visual Arts, Houston (1992)
I choose to utilize a coaching model in my practice. This means that I use more direct guidance than a traditional therapist might. The way I conceptualize it is that my own thoughts, feelings, and life experiences are more “in the room” than a traditional therapy model calls for. You’ll notice that I’ll openly share what my observations are, offer direct suggestions and ideas, give homework, and point out patterns.
Having used both a therapeutic and coaching model before, I’ve found that this “in the room” approach is more efficient. We develop a rich and connected working relationship and get to more “aha!” moments all within fewer sessions than with traditional therapy.
My clients report that they feel understood, honored, and deeply cared for by me…. and very challenged. I hold all of us to be our best selves. So we must keep pushing ourselves to do the hard stuff – all with loads of compassion for all the pain and fear that’s in the way.