I was born in Tyler, Texas and raised in Dallas. I spent my undergraduate years in Memphis, Tennessee where I received a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology. After college, I moved back to Dallas and followed a career path into the commercial real estate world. However, I am very grateful that I found my way back to the mental health field and earned a Masters of Biblical Counseling at Dallas Theological Seminary. I have now been practicing as a Licensed Professional Counselor in the Dallas area for almost a decade and in 2017, five of us founded our own practice, Magnolia Counseling Group, which has been a lot of fun as well as a great learning experience.
I have always been interested in psychology as well as enjoyed serving and helping others. Throughout my years as a counselor, I have worked in a variety of mental health settings and each has gifted me unique and valuable training and experiences, professionally and personally. I have worked in a pregnancy resource center, a sober living home for women seeking freedom from alcoholism and addiction, Parkland Hospital, post-abortive group therapy, and private practice. My specific areas of interest are family of origin and relationship issues, depression and other mood disorders, eating disorders, substance use disorders/addiction, post-abortive care, grief, and trauma.
In my own story of growth and recovery, I have experienced the remarkable healing that can transpire in a therapeutic relationship. Making the choice to begin the counseling journey can be filled with an array of hard emotions so I desire to offer clients a safe and empathic place to process life’s stressors, pain, and undesirable experiences. My heart is to help clients find a path toward freedom from whatever ails them and to live in the fullness of who God has created them to be. My clients are a gift and I consider it a great privilege and joy to walk with them on their counseling journey as they seek positive transformation and greater wholeness.
When I am outside of the office, I love being with my husband, our new baby girl and our two Labradors. And I love ice cream.
"Sometimes the bravest and most important thing you can do is just show up."
– Brené Brown