Therapist in Austin, TX that helps folks find connection with self & others, live authentically, and cultivate joy & healing!
Licensed Professional Counselor in Austin, TX
I have a BA in Communication Studies with an emphasis in Interpersonal Communication, which included classes like communication & conflict management, family communication, gender communication, and relational communication. I also am a Certified Keeping the Joy in Relationships Facilitator. I love to help folks use healthier communication skills to develop better quality relationships.
Life is full of twists and turns - I know I've experienced plenty of them! I love helping folks across the lifespan navigate the big transitions in their life, including the transition from high school to college, breakups/divorces, getting married, expanding their family, entering the workforce, job/career shifts, and changes to family dynamics/structures.
Anxiety is something I have personal and professional experience with. I use a combination of CBT, Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction, and exploration of environmental/lifestyle factors to help clients develop the right tools necessary to ease their anxiety & feel more in control of their life.
I deeply value having an intersectional lens when exploring someone’s life & identity. There are so many systems that impact our self-perception & development. These systems are as small as our own personal family unit and grow to be as large as culture, race, religion, and socioeconomic class.
Authenticity, congruence, deep empathy, and unconditional positive regard are priorities for me as a therapist. You are the expert on your own life! I trust that you know yourself better than anyone else, and I want to collaborate alongside you to create a healing relationship that works best for you. I want to not only learn about your experience, but also learn from your experience!
As a relational therapist, I believe the most important factor in therapy is the relationship between the client and therapist. We have often been damaged in past relationships, but we can also be healed in relationship as well. Trust, alliance, and mutual respect are my biggest priority when working alongside my clients. Together, we will co-create a safe, warm, loving space to exist together.