I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and Licensed Chemical Dependency Counselor in the state of Texas. I have a Master's Degree in Counseling Psychology from Loyola University in Baltimore, Maryland. I graduated with my Masters in 2000.   I also have an endorsement in Marriage and Family Therapy from UNLV, completed in 2001.  I obtained my undergraduate degree in Psychology and Journalism from Augustana College, in Sioux Falls, SD.  I am currently a Member at Large on the board for Texas Association for Marriage and Family Therapy.

I am a Certified Gottman Therapist and have also completed an Externship in Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy.  I am also an approved Gottman Leader of The Seven Principles for Making Marriage Work Couples Program.

I am also a Certified Daring Way™ Facilitator-Candidate.

The Daring Way™ is a highly experiential methodology based on the research of
 Dr. Brené Brown. The method was designed for work with individuals, couples, families, work teams, and organizational leaders. It can be facilitated in clinical, educational, and professional settings. During the process facilitators explore topics
such as vulnerability, courage, shame, and worthiness. Participants are invited to examine the thoughts, emotions, and behaviors that are holding them back and identify the new choices and practices that will move them toward more authentic and wholehearted living. The primary focus is on developing shame resilience skills and developing daily practices that transform the way we live, love, parent, and lead.

I am a clinical member of:

AAMFT:  American Association of Marriage and Family Therapists

 I have been in practice for 18 years.