I am a Master Level Therapist licensed by the Texas State Board of Examiners of Professional Counselors. I earned my Master's degree in Counseling from the University of Texas, San Antonio in 2004 and my Bachelor's Degree in Biology from Our Lady of The Lake University in San Antonio in 1998. My approach to counseling is largely oriented in how the individual functions within a family system and is aimed at developing the quality and satisfaction of their most vital relationships. I also remain solution focused and client-centered in that I work to guide each client to explore and choose the unique answers that best suit their own lives. My professional training and career path over the past twelve years has allowed me to develop skills in various counseling approaches and interventions. I tailor these techniques to each client's particular needs.
Professional Affiliations: Texas State Board of Examiners of Professional Counselors Texas Counseling Association Global Association for Interpersonal Neurobiology Studies Association for Play Therapy - Professional Member Texas Association for Play Therapy Sam Houston Association for Play Therapy Chi Sigma Iota - International Honor Society for Professional Counselors Registered Pet Partners Therapy Animal Handler Montgomery County Pet Partners Intermountain Therapy Animals : R.E.A.D. Reading Education Therapy Animal Handler
Post-Graduate Professional Education and Training: Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy - The Center for Health Care Services, San Antonio, TX 2006 Child Parent Relationship Therapy (CPRT) by Dr. Gary Landreth, Alamo Chapter of TAPT San Antonio, TX 2010 Emotionally Focused Therapy - "Hold Me Tight" for Couples - Family Services of Greater Houston, Houston, TX 2012 Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy - Medical University of South Carolina Web, 2013 Animal Assisted Therapy Training - University of North Texas Consortium for Animal Assisted Therapy, 2014 Registered Play Therapist Certification (RPT) - Association for Play Therapy (anticipated completion July 2016)