Licensed Professional Counselor Intern
Supervised by Ella Ayers, LPC-Supervisor
Friday 2 pm - 8 pm
Saturday 12 pm- 6 pm
Sunday 10 am- 4pm
How would you describe therapy with you?
Empowerment, empathy, and embracing your authentic self is the name of the game during our time together. We tend to put up our defenses in relationships regarding parts of ourselves we believe people won’t like, so the real “us” is hidden, and our relationships are not quite as satisfying as they would otherwise be.
I believe authentic connections are healing connections. I will provide a safe, supportive space where we can work to foster your relationships with your partner(s), your family, your friends and yourself. I understand the therapeutic journey can be a daunting one, but together we can work to discover your superpowers and build a “utility belt” so you can navigate the challenges of life with some helpful tools in tow.
Passions and Specialties
I am passionate about working with individuals to create growth-fostering relationships, starting with repairing the relationship with themselves that may have been negatively affected by previous relationships. I enjoy working with individuals and couples who do not feel heard in their relationships and are trying to improve their communication. I am trained in Prepare/Enrich, a tool for married and unmarried couples who want to understand and improve their relationships.
My specialties include working with anxiety, depression, self-harm, sex and intimacy issues, sexuality and gender, childhood trauma, feelings of guilt and shame, and identity concerns of any kind.
My Personal Journey
I have always been called to be a counselor, but my concern with the expectations of others caused me to hit the “ignore” button in favor of the medical field. It was not until I began to accept myself and be more authentic that I recognized where I truly belonged. Soon after I graduated with my Bachelor’s degree in Biology, I began the Clinical Mental Health Counseling program at the Seminary of the Southwest in Austin.
I spent a good portion of my life hiding myself from the world. I was the “shy, sensitive kid”, and was taught that was something negative. Now I see that what was perceived as a weakness is actually a superpower. Through my journey of personal therapy and graduate school, I recognized that not being “me” led to less satisfying relationships with my partner, my family, and my peers, so that is why I feel so passionate about embracing myself and for others to embrace their true selves as well. I want to help guide you on your journey to become more fully who you are.