Biography

I was born and raised in Austin, Texas and have been interested in helping people by listening to their concerns most of my life. Even in elementary school, I would walk up to kids who were upset at recess and ask what was wrong.

After college, I took a detour into elementary education but soon realized the best way I could help people was to return to my first love, counseling. I am a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) and my practice is at Plumeria Counseling Center in South Austin.

I have a bachelor’s degree in psychology from Austin College and a Master of Arts in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from the University of Mary Hardin-Baylor.

I worked at Integral Care, the local mental health authority for Travis County, providing outpatient case management services to individuals with chronic mental health issues, including schizophrenia, depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, and other psychotic disorders. I then transitioned to Capital Area Counseling, an Austin non-profit organization focusing on providing affordable counseling to the Austin community.

I have been a counselor in private practice at Plumeria Counseling for the past 3 years working with children and adults.

When I’m not working, I enjoy spending time in the green spaces of Austin, hiking, reading, and taking pictures. I also enjoy connecting with friends over dinner, listening to music, unwinding at home, and making jewelry.

Counseling Details

I accept both private pay and insurance clients.

The Insurances I accept:

  • Aetna

  • Blue Cross Blue Shield (PPO only),

  • Cigna

  • Humana

  • United

  • Private pay rate: $125/hr