I have always had a passion for helping others. Prior to my training as a counselor, I have worked in various roles including a crisis intervention team member where we assisted individuals who were in a state of extreme crisis. I have experience in working with victims of violent crimes, and traumatic life events. I am passionate about working with individuals who have experienced sexual abuse, or other complex trauma. I have spent many years’ working with youth in our church ministry program, guiding, mentoring, and pointing them to the ultimate healer, our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.
As a counselor I want to help you through your journey no matter what trials, trauma or stressors life has brought you. I strive to provide a compassionate and safe place as you sort through your struggles. I have a heart for children, teenagers, and adults as I walk beside them and help them along their journey. I believe in meeting a client exactly where they are and desire to offer clients guidance and hope in order to help them adjust to life and the many changes that accompany it. I desire to create a place for those in need of a listening ear and establish genuine connection and support for my clients. I believe it is in our very brokenness that God intends to create something new, something more beautiful than we could have ever imagined. My counseling approach is a combination of Person-Centered Therapy and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy.
I work with trauma victims and have been trained in EMDR therapy. I have been trained in Trust Based Relational Interventions, which works with children from hard places such as foster and adoptive care, and childhood traumas. I am a member of the American Association of Christian Counselors.
I have a Bachelor of Science degree in Organizational Leadership and a Master of Arts degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling. I pursued additional post-graduate training to secure licensure in Texas as a Licensed Professional Counselor – Associate.
I have been married since 2000 to my husband, and we have two daughters and two adorable grandsons. I love spending as much time as I can outdoors working in my garden, tending to my chickens, cows and dogs. I enjoy going to the beach, traveling, exercise, and listening to music.
Katy : Wednesdays
Adults, Children (8+), Adolescents
Trained in Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing Therapy (EMDR)
Trained in Sand Tray Play Therapy