As a counselor, my job isn’t to give the answers or tell my clients what to do. I believe they are capable of figuring that out for themselves. My job is to walk alongside as they wrestle through life’s difficult moments. I get the opportunity to equip, support, challenge, and remind them that they are not alone and are worth the hard work of change. Counseling can be a hard and scary thing to enter in to as it is asking us to share our deepest fears and struggles with another person. My goal is to offer each and every one of my client’s hope, peace, and a place of safety, free from judgment.
I am a Licensed Professional Counselor as well as a Board Approved Supervisor for new counselors. I earned a Masters of Arts in Counseling from Dallas Theological Seminary and a Bachelors of Arts in Psychology from Angelo State University. I have extensive clinical experience working with adolescent girls and women, ranging in age from 13 to 65, who have struggled through life’s many crossroads, leaving them with symptoms like depression, anxiety, self-destructive coping skills, poor self-esteem, relationship concerns, work/life balance, to name a few.
I have been a volunteer with Polished since the beginning, way back in 2009, in multiple capacities and have loved every minute of it. Serving with and for the women of Polished has been such an honor and so much fun. I enjoy spending time outdoors; it fills my soul to soak in the sun and be in nature. I also have a great appreciation for my husband, Michael’s, cooking and baking skills. I am a huge animal lover and would take every stray home if I could. I have two furry children -- a 5-pound Chihuahua named “Tank”erton and a 16-pound cat named Mattie. Curling up fireside or poolside with a good book are a couple of my favorite ways to relax.