I believe that God has given each one of us a divine purpose and a plan for our lives that can help navigate us through the obstacles and struggles in this world. As a counselor, I am committed to creating an environment centered on genuine care and interest towards each individual I work with to foster personal growth and healing.
As a Registered Play Therapist, I use Child Centered Play Therapy with children who would benefit from expressing themselves through play as part of the therapeutic process in a playroom. I also use Sandtray therapy and other expressive arts when working with older children and adolescents outside of the playroom to foster personal expression and healing in the counseling process. I have extensive experience working to support the needs children have in the educational environment including social skills, behavioral issues, coping skills, anxiety, depression, self-esteem, peer relationships, school problems, suicidal ideation, grief, loss and stress. I have been an Elementary School Counselor since 2013.
As a Christian, I believe that God can work through each individual in a variety of ways, and I believe it is important to respect where each person is in their own spiritual journey during the counseling process. I also use Solution-Focused Therapy with adolescents and older children who are needing support in targeting their own strengths to solve their problems and to help them reach their personal goals.
I am a member of the Association for Play Therapy, the Sam Houston Association for Play Therapy, and the Texas Counseling Association. I am also a Texas Certified School Counselor. I have a Bachelor of Arts degree with a double major in Christianity and Communication from Houston Baptist University and a Master of Education degree with a major in School Counseling from The University of Houston – Victoria. I am a Licensed Professional Counselor in Texas, and a Registered Play Therapist.
I married my husband Andy in 2004, today we live in Missouri City with our two children Benjamin and Julia. We enjoy spending time together with family and serving in our local church. When we can get out of town together, we love to visit the beautiful beaches of the Gulf Coast or spend a day riding rides at a theme park.
Registered Play Therapist
Certified School Counselor