My mission is to help children thrive and recognize their own strengths and greatness. Whether it’s providing the support to overcome challenges, or helping to turn around negative behavior patterns, I work within the context of a positive, nurturing relationship. I particularly enjoy collaborating with families to improve parent-child interactions and reduce stress.
I have been licensed as a social worker since 2005. During that time, I’ve worked with toddlers through teens on issues including behavior difficulties, anxiety, depression, parent-child relationships, coping strategies, social skills, trauma and grief. Working for Austin Child Guidance Center and Communities in Schools, I have counseled kids and their parents in a variety of settings, including schools and homes.
I am a graduate of Stanford University with a Master’s Degree in Clinical Social Work from The University of Texas at Austin. I consider myself a lifelong learner and actively engage in conferences, workshops and consultation to enhance my effectiveness. Areas of interest include parent-child relationships, attachment, mindfulness, self-compassion, mind-body connection, stress management, and interpersonal neurobiology. I am an Advanced Trainer for the Nurtured Heart Approach®, a method of choosing to communicate with children that intentionally recognizes inner strengths and celebrates success.
LICENSES AND PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS
Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) - Texas License # 41415
Nurtured Heart Approach® Advanced Trainer
Member, Phi Alpha Honor Society for Social Work, The University of Texas at Austin
Member, National Association of Social Workers (NASW)
The University of Texas at Austin - MSSW, Clinical Social Work
Stanford University - AB, Political Science, Public Policy Concentration, Psychology Minor