Licensed Professional Counselor Supervisor, Registered Play Therapist Supervisor
Growing up in Texas, going to Texas A & M [Whoop!], and being a pastor’s kid, I learned how to feel a part of a group. I can teach you to create connection through rituals, stories and fun that translate into a better life for the whole family. Incorporating your religion and other important stories and models of behavior is important to treatment. I use my personal walk as a Christian to inform my treatment, even if your beliefs don’t exactly match mine.
My work with team oriented practices such as MHMR of Polk County taught me the power of a multidisciplinary team. That translates into great skill and comfort working with schools, child care agencies, and courts for the benefit of my clients. And the experience of working with children at a residential treatment center gives me the perspective and experience needed in highly complex, sometimes dangerous situations with children and teens. If you are looking for a highly experienced, compassionate counselor, I’m your girl!
As our practice has grown, our commitment to complex families has as well. My unique experience and qualifications, as well as my desire to serve my clients, has motivated me to redirect my energies to working with courts and court involved clients. I’m part of several practice groups that focus on best practices in court, collaborative law, and high conflict families. My most recent training has focused on trauma informed care using EMDR and art expression, as well as becoming a reunification counselor and parent facilitator.