I’m glad you’ve taken an interest in learning more about me and the services I offer to see if I am someone who, you feel, will match well with you. I look forward to hearing from you and helping you on your journey.
I am a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) with a Master’s degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling.
I was born in Long Island, New York and spent my childhood years there. I moved with my family to Raleigh, North Carolina around the age of 11. From there I went to school at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte (UNC-Charlotte) where I obtained my dual degree in Psychology and Criminal Justice. During my college years I spent a lot of time doing research and presenting the findings at multiple conferences. I understand the importance of staying up to date in research. It is also my duty as a counselor to ensure I am constantly learning new ways and approaches to better assist my clients in overcoming the challenges they are facing.
Once I graduated from UNC-Charlotte I moved to Washington, D.C. where I attended Marymount University and obtained my Master’s in Clinical Mental Health Counseling. I have worked in numerous mental health settings; residential, partial hospitalization, intensive out-patient, and group practice. As a result, I have a firm understanding of when higher level of care is warranted and how to support clients during that transition.
I am one of four girls (my poor dad!) so there was never a dull moment in my house. Growing up I was very athletic and played many sports. From basketball, swimming, soccer, tennis, and even karate. Eventually, I settled on one sport, gymnastics. I expanded upon my love of gymnastics and became a coach. As someone who has been in both shoes, I have a unique understanding of the risks and benefits that come with playing sports.
I also used to work on boats at a marina and enjoy spending my free time out on the water (when I’m not catching up on a new Netflix show).
I may be an east coast yankee but I got to the south as fast as I could! And I am glad to be here in Austin, Texas.