I have been drawn to people’s unique needs and emotions my whole life. After spending the last ten years working in public schools, I made the transition to being a therapist to better realize my dream of helping others thrive. I earned a Bachelor’s degree from the University of Washington in Spanish Language, then moved to Austin, Texas to do some self-exploration of my own. After working in elementary, middle, and high schools I quickly realized that I was meant to serve in a more individualized, therapeutic role. After completing my Master’s degree in Professional Counseling at Texas State University, I decided to move back to the northwest to start a family.
I am drawn to working with children and adolescents, as well as with perinatal populations. I use a person-centered approach, letting you guide our journey; but also bring in cognitive-behavioral techniques to give you concrete take-aways to implement outside of the therapy room. I don’t believe there is a “one size fits all” approach when it comes to therapy. For that reason, I like to explore options with each client and adjust as needed. I can lead the sessions and challenge you, or I can be more of a listening ear and sounding board. We will discuss what works best for you.
I am available to see clients ages 6+, virtually or in-person.