About my practice
I tailor your treatment to meet your needs. My theoretical orientations are based on EMDR (Eye-Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing) and DBT (Dialetical behavior therapy). DBT is a cognitive style of therapy geared toward uncovering tangible skills to help regulate and manage emotions. I'm also trained in attachment theory, Carl Roger's humanistic approach and person-centered theories.
I welcome people of all backgrounds. The goal of therapy is wellness, so I'm passionate about validating, challenging and connecting with my clients. I also believe in deeper attachment work and the value of exploring how our past attachments inform our current relationships. I work with women, men, and transgender people going through life transitions-from navigating career changes, parenthood, grief and divorce to college and graduate school. I also treat other helping professionals.
I truly believe that my work is my calling, and I whole-heartedly love it. Not only does it keep me engaged, curious and stimulated, I consider it an honor to walk with people on their paths to wellness. My approach is direct and challenging, and I strive to create a non-judgmental atmosphere, driven by warmth and creativity. I want to meet you where you are to help uncover what is, and is not, working in your life. I'm here if you'd like to take the first step together.
I am a licensed clinical social worker (LCSW-S) practicing in Central Austin, Texas. I am a native Texan who lived on the East Coast for much of my life including New York City for thirteen years. I have a Master’s Degree in Psychology from The New School and a Master’s in Social Work from New York University.
When I'm not in the office I like to be anywhere with my family and friends or in West Texas, especially Marfa and Big Bend. I love to find joy in small, tucked away places like a desert flower. You'll find me relaxing at the beach, curled up with a good book, drinking coffee or dancing. Also of note, a small dog often accompanies me to the office, (Coco) she sleeps in a kennel unless you want to interact with her.