I have been in the mental health field since 2013 when I began studying psychology at the University of the Incarnate Word. I graduated in 2017 with a Bachelor’s of Arts in Psychology and a minor in Sociology and Business Administration. I continued my education at the University of Texas at San Antonio, graduating with a Master’s of Science in Clinical Mental Health Counseling in December 2019.
Some of the counseling I have done with patients includes trauma work, substance abuse, depression/anxiety, domestic violence, human/sex trafficking, and suicidal and self-harming behaviors. I have also facilitated counseling groups for parents (Love and Logic), career success, and communication skills.
I received my LPC-Associate (formerly known as LPC-Intern) license in February 2020. Some therapeutic methods that I use in session include Cognitive Behavioral Theory (CBT), Solution Focused Theory (SFT) and Trust-Based Relational Intervention (TBRI). However, I believe every patient is different and I tailor these methods to his or her needs!
I believe the key to a therapeutic relationship is creating a safe space for the patient, where they are able to share whatever is in their hearts and on their minds without feeling judged. As the therapist, it is my job to empower the patient and give unconditional positive regard so that they may feel supported through the therapeutic journey.
I became a mental health professional because it brings me immense joy to see others grow and accomplish their goals in life. Healing is a difficult process, but being able to witness patients achieve what they have been longing for is extremely fulfilling. I love providing a warm and welcoming environment for patients so they have someone to entrust without feeling unheard or criticized.
I am born and raised in San Antonio, have a dog named Molly who is a rescue, and love spending time with my family and friends.