I work with children, teens and adults that are survivors of trauma, especially from sexual abuse, and perinatal mood & anxiety disorders.
Licensed Professional Counselor in Austin, TX
I am certified in Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT). This certification requires intensive training, clinical practice, and a yearlong consultation with a certified trainer. I also attend multiple workshops, trainings, and conferences related to trauma informed care.
I took a semester long class dedicated to sandtray therapy and continue my education in sandtray therapy by attending and presenting at local sandtray trainings and conferences. I have served as a board member for Austin SandTray Association for 3+ years and am a co-founder of the Texas SandTray Association. I currently serve as Executive Director and Treasurer for the Trxas SandTray Association.
I am a registered play therapist and supervisor (RPT-S) through the Association for Play Therapy. This credential requires several hundred hours of continuing education and practice with play therapy. I am a member of several branches of The Association for Play Therapy.
I have attended trainings in person and online to add to my knowledge in perinatal mental health. I work with all Perinatal Mood and Anxiety Disorders (PMAD’s) but specialize in postpartum PTSD. I am part of a local perinatal consultation group and will serve on the board for The Pregnancy and Postpartum Health Alliance beginning August 2018. I also will attend the Postpartum Support International conference in July, 2018 to continue adding to my knowledge around perinatal mental health.
I am certified in Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT and have attended multiple workshops, trainings, and conferences relating to trauma informed care. I utilize play and santray therapy and expressive arts in addition to talk therapy to offer clients multiple ways of coping and processing traumatic events.
I spent the first part of my career counseling children amd adults in a children’s advocacy center (CAC). This type of agency focuses in working with children and their families after an outcry of sexual abuse. I am certified in Trauma-Focused Cognitive Bahavioral Therapy (TF-CBT). I utilize TF-CBT along with play therapy and sandtray therapy for people of all ages. I have attended multiple conferences that focus on the best practices in working with children that have been abused including The Dallas Crimes Against Children Conference 2 years in a row. I have facilitated several parent support groups to help parents cope with their child’s disclosure of sexual abuse. I have presented on topics related to sexual abuse in children at various local conferences.