I have wanted to be a counselor since my first psychology class in high school. I earned my first Master of Arts degree in counseling from Sam Houston State University, where I focused my studies on play therapy and sand tray techniques. After a long stint as a stay-at-home mom to four lively boys, I was ready to use my counseling skills in a professional way. It was then that I discovered my education was out of date, so I pursued a Master of Education degree from Lamar University in clinical mental health counseling.
My Professional Experience
I have experience working with kids, teens, and adults. I help clients understand the purpose of anxiety (it's actually a good purpose that has gone haywire). We discuss the self-talk and self-judgement that keeps anxiety going. I assist teen and adult clients through identifying how their lives may be out of balance or not in line with their values. This gives us a strong starting point about where to begin the work.
I have experience working with a variety of clinical issues, such as: