Licensed Professional Counselor,
Co-Founder of Human State of Mind Counseling, & CREATIVITY PURSUER
I help deep feelers &
thinkers embrace who they are so they can
live with passion,
connection, & purpose.
WORK WITH ME
When you experience life so intensely, it can be tough to feel understood and accepted. Trying to shrink your feelings and be more like others becomes suffocating over time, and it keeps you from fully optimizing your life. As a fellow deep-feeling human, I’m on a mission to help you break free from the patterns that hold you back so you can create the life you truly want.
My therapy style is engaging, personable, and compassionate. You’re here because you want to make some fulfilling changes in life, and I’m passionate about helping you do that. In our work together, I’ll collaborate with you, actively work to understand your experiences, and challenge you in a sensitive, warm-hearted way.
You want support, but you don’t need someone to tell you how to live your life. I’m not going to give you all your answers. Instead, I’ll strive to help you gain insight and skills so you can discover your personal sense of meaning and take action.
WORKING THROUGH SOMETHING DOESN’T MEAN YOU’RE BROKEN.
Therapy isn’t about fixing what’s broken. We all have huge capacities for personal growth, no matter what our life circumstances are. There’s no need to wait until life feels unmanageable before getting some unbiased support and expertise.
COME AS YOU ARE.
Therapy gives you a safe, objective space for self-exploration. You’ll be met with acceptance, genuine interest, and the space to be exactly who you are. My professional training has given me research-supported techniques to help people address a range of issues, but ultimately, I want to know you as the whole person you are - beyond the factors that led you to therapy.
CREATIVITY IS A SUPERPOWER.
I firmly believe that creativity exists in every person. Creativity is so much more than making art or music. It’s a thinking process that helps you find new solutions and evaluate situations from different perspectives. Therapy can help you overcome creative blocks and nurture your abilities.
WHO I AM
I'm a dog-lover, nature enthusiast, and artist. I didn't see myself as an outdoorsy person until a couple of years ago. Now, climbing mountains is my favorite form of self-care. For most of my childhood, I felt like the odd-one-out. As painful as that experience was at times, it gave me a rebellious spirit and a passion for coloring outside the lines. I'm drawn to the weird, the honest, and the quirky things in life.
I spend my time painting, nerding out on my dissertation research, and finding ways to play with the people I love (yes, adults can still play!). Above all, I'm super-duper passionate about feeling alive in the world and pursuing my own personal growth. I work hard to stay grateful, authentic, and open to all the things life sends my way!
Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC)
Texas | #72881
Currently pursuing a Ph.D. | Counselor Education
Sam Houston State University, projected 2020
extensive research focus and training on trauma and play therapy
additional research topics: gratitude, anxiety, perfectionism,
self-compassion, and creativity.
M.A. Clinical Mental Health Counseling
Sam Houston State University, 2014
B.A. Psychology & Communications
Texas A&M University, 2011