• Licensed Professional Counselor Supervisor, License Number 68037 • Registered Play Therapist • PhD Candidate Texas Woman’s University - Family Studies Program • Master of Science in Counseling - Southern Methodist University • Prosper Counseling, PLLC – Owner Owner of a private practice offering counseling services for children, adolescents, adults, and families. Parenting classes, group therapy, and psycho-educational services available. --- Previous experience includes group practice counselor, psychiatric hospital inpatient/outpatient adolescent counselor, and group/individual counselor at children's advocacy center
• CASA Guardian Ad Litem (2008 – 2011) o Case management as a Guardian Ad Litem for children removed by Collin County TX-DFPS because of physical abuse, neglect, sexual abuse, domestic violence, and substance abuse. Responsibilities included case investigation, case monitoring, parent/child visitation supervision, court report preparation, and court testimony. • Prosper Open Foundation Board (2004-2008), Secretary, Educational 501c3 • Prosperity Place Board (2007-2008), Treasurer, 501c3 for children with special needs • Children’s Ministry Director – First Baptist Prosper (2002-2005) and Preston Ridge (1994-1997) • Vacation Bible School Director – First Baptist Prosper (2004-2008) • Leadership, Finance, Women’s, and Children’s Committees, First Baptist Prosper (2002-2009) • Hope Cottage Foster Children Volunteer (1986-1988) • Big Sister for United Way (1986-1992) • Mentorship program of EDS (1986-1988)
Memberships • American Counseling Association • Association of Family and Conciliation Courts • Texas Counseling Association • Texas Council on Family Violence • National Council on Family Relations • Association for Child and Adolescent Counseling • Association for Play Therapy
Speaking Engagements • State level - Texas Counseling Association (Directors of Guidance Conference) • Local level – Southern Methodist University (Social Studies, Child Abuse, Play Therapy), University of North Texas-Dallas (Filial), Early Childhood Development Network (Infant Brain Development, Attachment), Children’s Advocacy Center of Denton County (Parent Education Training), Child-Parent Relationship Training, Positive Discipline Parent Education
Personal • Married for 21 years and have three children ages 19, 18, and 16.