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My Therapeutic Approach

Do work that matters. Vale la pena. – Gloria Anzaldúa

My basic philosophy:

Therapy is not about becoming perfect or "fixed"; it’s about acknowledging and cultivating the greatness within you and appreciating all the unique parts that make you singular.

To elaborate, I believe resiliency exists in all of us, but we can sometimes lose sight of our strengths and resources if we are overwhelmed by life. In times of stress, most of us yearn to remember what it is like to feel, at the very least, content or calm. That’s what I want for all my clients. During our therapeutic journey, we will discover, connect with, and heal old hurts affecting your present. We will create a greater understanding, more profound love, and strong appreciation for the singular being you are today. I hope to help you enhance your problem-solving skills, recalibrate your thinking patterns, compassionately learn from your mistakes, and set goals, feeling empowered all along the way. If you begin therapy willing to overcome difficulties rather than avoid problems, our work together will be life-altering. This is your time, space, and life; I am honored to be part of the ride.

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Training & Experience:

  • Nurturing the Heart with the Brain in Mind with Bonnie Badenoch, PhD

  • Interpersonal Neurobiology (IPNB) with Juliane Taylor Shore, LPC-S, LMFT-S, SEP

  • Somatic Experiencing - Advanced Level 2

  • Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) Certified

  • Attachment, Adoption, & Trauma, Master's Course with Robyn Gobbel, LCSW

  • Trust Based Relational Interventions

Theoretical Frameworks & Treatment Modalities:

  • Trauma-Focused

  • Interpersonal Neurobiology

  • Attachment-Based

  • Relational-Cultural Approach

  • Narrative Theory

  • Parts Work

  • Feminist Orientation

  • Compassion Focused Therapy

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Professional Highlights:

  • Travis County Juvenile Probation Department 

  • The Center for Child Protection 

  • St. David’s South Austin Medical Center- Emergency Dept 

  • Travis County Sheriff’s Office- Victim Services 

  • Texas Youth Hotline

Education & Licensure:

  • Master of Science in Social Work, University of Texas at Austin, 2012

  • Bachelors of Science in Human Development & Family Sciences, University of Texas at Austin, 2007

  • Licensed Clinical Social Worker Supervisor (LCSW-S #56611) regulated by the Texas State Board of Social Worker Examiners (TSBSWE)

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