I am also passionate about giving leaders and helpers (i.e., counselors, physicians, attorneys) a safe and confidential space to be honest and process the unique challenges that being a leader and helper brings. My years of experience in leadership positions has helped me understand the difficulties leaders face. I work beyond words, utilizing expressive and embodied therapy approaches to integrate experiences and identify meaning and purpose.
I earned my Bachelor's and Master's degrees from the University of San Antonio (2002 and 2005, respectively) and my Doctorate in 2010 from St. Mary’s University and have been in practice for over 20 years. I am a published author in several journals, books, and magazines and a sought-after national speaker within the counseling profession. I have taught graduate-level courses and present nationally on trauma, grief, parenting, childhood issues, and women's issues, including infertility and loss, for the last ten years and recently transitioned out of full-time academic work to focus on my family and return to clinical practice in San Antonio.
I enjoy spending time with my husband and 6-year-old son traveling in our RV, hiking and exploring the natural world, and writing in my free time.