A Little Background
I have called DFW home all my life, growing up in Carrollton and now living in Dallas. The one exception to this is the four years I spent in Norman, Oklahoma getting my Bachelors of Psychology at the University of Oklahoma (Boomer!). It was there I met my husband, Jonathan, while marching in the OU Band.
I returned home for grad school and received my Masters of Counseling and Development from Texas Woman’s University in December of 2014. In the years of training following my master’s program, I discovered my passion and understanding for all things anxiety. Pulling from my struggles with performance anxiety as a clarinetist as well as my internal fight with Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, I have had an opportunity to hone the best skills and techniques for managing anxiety in its many forms.
I use a combination of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Exposure Response Prevention, Mindfulness, and Acceptance Commitment Therapy to help clients get back the enjoyment of life that anxiety has stolen from them. My approach is tailored to the individual needs of each person. I recognize that many have tried therapy before and that this is not their “first rodeo.” Whether you’re new to counseling or looking to further work you’ve already done, my goal is to give you a safe place and a fresh approach.
In my personal life, I enjoy working on music with my husband who is a full-time composer. I am slowly learning to play the banjo in my free time (very slowly). I’ll take on just about any craft project from dress making, mask making, or hand beading - to less refined arts like ugly Christmas sweatshirt decorating and sandwich costume creation.