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About Me

After graduating from the University of Colorado in 2000, I moved to Austin to work as an AmeriCorps VISTA volunteer at The SafePlace Center for Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault. This formative experience led me to seek a social work graduate degree and I graduated from the University of Texas School of Social Work with a Masters of Science in Social Work in 2004. Since that time, I've worked for the state in the field of child welfare and later specialized in therapy with adolescents and families in psychiatric and school settings. I'm also raising my two young children, which serves to inspire me to work with other parents.

I love my work and consider it a gift to be present with clients through life's struggles and opportunities for self-growth. My approach is strengths-based and Relational, while also rooted in mindfulness skill-building, attachment theory, and interpersonal neurobiology. I strive to create a safe, nurturing, and respectful environment for my clients. 

Social workers, such as myself, subscribe to a professional set of ethics and conduct. For more information about the standards by which I hold myself, please see the Social Work Code of Conduct.