Hello and thank you for visiting my Practice website.
We are currently in the midst of one of the hardest times many of us have ever experienced. There are recently periods during which I am not able to take new clients. Sometimes it's even difficult to respond to all of the inquiries that I may be getting. Many apologies if I am not able to handle your inquiries with the care they deserve.
My goal as a Therapist is to help my clients heal from wounds that they are carrying around, either from their lifetime or from their genetic lineage. I hope to bring people freedom from those challenges so that we can all be more available for the areas of our lives that matter the most to us. For me, those areas are my work as a Therapist, volunteer and activism work, playing with my dog, being immersed in nature, caring for my body and connecting with friends and family.
The area I feel most passionate about is body liberation, and I love working with clients who are healing from disordered eating and body hatred. I see these afflictions as products of diet culture and fatphobia that exist on a societal level and damage us all. My approach is to help clients unlearn the toxic societal programming to enjoy foods and reconnect with their bodies. I do this work by helping people embrace the ideals and practices of Intuitive Eating and Health at Every Size®. My most influential teachers in this area of my education have been Lindo Bacon, Be Nourished, Sonya Renee Taylor and Christy Harrison.
Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from Kent State University 2004
Master of Arts in Counseling from East Tennessee State University 2009
My Work Experience
Crisis Interventionist/Training Coordinator at Towhall II in Kent, OH 2004-2006
Therapeutic Horseback Riding Instructor, Small Miracles in Kingsport, TN 2006-2009
Counselor at Phoenix House's Adult Intensive Outpatient Therapy for Chemical Dependency/Drug Court, Burnet, TX 2010-2013
Lead Counselor at Vista, Adult Residential Treatment Program for Chemical Dependency in Austin, TX 2013-2017
Owner and Therapist in Private Practice in Austin, TX 2016-present