My passion for helping others started when I was a middle schooler helping children with emotional and physical challenges. My parents purchased a sign for my door from the old Peanuts comic strip saying "Psychiatrist 5 cents".
My first career was in Corporate America in Human Resources, then as a stay at home mother to two children and finally a Private Practice Licensed Professional Counselor Supervisor. I feel like my experiences help me to empathize with my clients in many domains.
I received specialized training as Registered Play Therapist Supervisor in order to help children ages 3-17 on their own developmental level. I am Certified in EMDR therapy which helpful to replace disturbing thoughts and feelings with more positive and proactive thoughts and feelings. EMDR was originally designed to heal trauma, but is now also used to help in many different settings with children and adults.
I am married, with two adult children. In my spare time, i enjoy travel, book club, and am learning to scuba dive. I enjoy volunteering my time helping to develop a Play Therapy program for child victims of trauma, working with Kids' Meals, and helping at the Christian Community Center (CCSC).
I am grateful to be a therapist and I look forward to meeting you. My hope is that you will feel more hopeful, heal and find in me a kind and helping hand in your journey.
B.A. Psychology, University of Mary Washington, Fredericksburg, Virginia
M.A. Psychology, Houston Baptist University, Houston, Texas
Registered Play Therapy Training Depelchin Children's Center, Houston, Texas
License, Certifications & Awards
Licensed by the State Board of Professional Counselors
Certified EMDR Therapist
Licensed Professional Counselor Supervisor (LPC-S)
Registered Play Therapist Supervisor (RPT-S)
EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing) Training
International Association of Trauma
Burnett-Bayland Juvenile Detention Center
Houston Council on Drugs and Alcohol
Children's Advocacy Center
Lamar Independent School District Special Education Counselor
Psychology Staff at the Monarch School for children with neurological differences
Professional Activities and Membership
EMDR International Association (EMDRIA)
Past President Elect and President of Sam Houston Chapter for Play Therapy (SHAPT)
Past Board Member for Mental Health America-Fort Bend County (MHAFB)
American Counseling Association (ACA)
Association for Play Therapy (APT)
Sam Houston Chapter for Play Therapy (SHAPT)
Texas Counseling Association (TCA)
Child Trauma Academy
Community Activities and Volunteerism
Child Advocates of Fort Bend County, Fort Bend County Women's Center, Kid's Meals
Presentations and workshops for professional associations, local schools, parenting and church groups.