if something feels off and you’re unsure what to do, you’re in the right place.
I know what that’s like! I’m the middle child of three daughters, so it may not surprise you that I went to therapy as a child (and adult). It’s hard to feel alone and unwelcome in your own life. You learn to cope by constantly second guessing or ignoring your feelings, relying on others to tell you what to do or how to feel.
Opening up or asking for things is too challenging. Rejection stings and feels impossible to get over. You’d rather sacrifice yourself than deal with conflict. It always feels like everyone else knows what they’re doing. Being an adult feels harder and more unpredictable than you anticipated.
It takes incredible work to recover from heartache, grief, and never feeling good enough. I know how easy it is to get stuck in a shame spiral, to feel worthless and forgotten. I also know how awful it is to feel judged and invalidated by the people you rely on (and yourself). Asking for help now might feel tremendously hard, but finding relief and thriving is possible. I was able to heal and grow with the help of a kick-ass therapist, who inspired me to become one myself. I learned how to self-reflect instead of ruminating, to encourage myself instead of beating myself up, and to listen and follow my gut. I don’t think I could’ve done it on my own.
My approach to therapy
I bring warmth, curiosity, and compassion to sessions – ingredients that are absolutely essential to our relationship and necessary for healing. You’ll enter a genuine, non-judgmental space where you can bring in anything, secure that you’ll be accepted just as you are. When we worry about how others will judge us, we miss so many chances for genuine connection. We feel safer, but we also feel alone. Therapy with me gives you a safe space to show up authentically and figure stuff out.
I’m not the kind of therapist that’s going to hand you a worksheet, give you structured homework, or a session agenda. That’s not how I roll. I’m also not going to be distracted and nod “mmhmm” every so often, or constantly ask “And how does that make you feel?”
I’ll be honest with you, collaborate, find patterns to connect the dots, and probably swear.
I’m also a huge therapy nerd! I’m almost always reading a therapy book, learning new skills and tools to pass along to my clients, or keeping up with the latest therapy and neuroscience research. When I’m not working, I love reading true crime novels, playing Nintendo, and going on walks with my sweet dog Maggie.
my background and training
Bachelor of Arts from Indiana University
Master of Arts in Counseling from St. Edward’s University
Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist Associate in the State of Texas (License #203160)
Supervised by Diana Walla, LMFT-S (License #269)
Acceptance & Commitment Therapy
Dialectical Behavior Therapy
Internal Family Systems Therapy