My formal work in the mental health field began in the Northeast, where I lived for 17 years. I worked with teens battling addiction in treatment homes and with adolescents suffering from schizophrenia and bipolar disorder in residential homes. I was the founding member of the Women’s Crisis Center Outreach Program of Greater Newburyport, Massachusetts, counseling teens experiencing dating violence, rape and negative self- image issues. I have presented numerous workshops on these topics as well as trainings and workshops on conscious parenting. I also have experience in counseling women suffering from physical and emotional abuse.
I am a native of the Rio Grande Valley in South Texas. I graduated from Southwestern University with a Bachelor of Arts in English and Theatre. I have been a high school teacher and an educational curriculum editor for high school. I received my Master’s degree from St. Edward’s University in Austin and am certified as a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and a Licensed Professional Counselor.
I am a provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield, Humana, and Aetna.
Your insurance company may also provide out-of-network benefits.
Associate of APA
Clinical supervision and training at Capitol Area Mental Health Center in Austin
Experience and training in Group Therapy
Extensive experience in working with high school and college age students
Certified in Prepare and Enrich couples counseling
Trained in Trauma First Aid
Extensive training and experience working with victims of domestic abuse
Gottman Level One Training
Facilitator in workshops and trainings on parenting skills