I specialize in issues that affect the hearts and minds of women, including anxiety, depression, maternal mental health/ perinatal anxiety and depression, relationship issues, infertility, infidelity survivorship, trauma survivorship, pregnancy loss, and post-abortion counseling. My theoretical style is collaborative in nature and I use an integrative approach to support women as they regain their sense of stability and work towards healing and change. Hope, healing, and transformation are possible.
I am Board Certified in Counseling Psychology by the American Board of Professional Psychology, and I am a Licensed Psychologist in the state of Texas. With over 19 years of counseling experience, I have worked with adults and couples in a variety of settings, including private practice, community health clinics, university counseling centers, and forensic settings.
I graduated from Texas A&M University with a doctorate in Counseling Psychology. I completed my pre-doctoral internship at the Texas A&M University Student Counseling Service, and then stepped into the role of staff psychologist. In that capacity, I provided general therapy and assessment services to college students, and later served as both Assistant Director and Training Director of the APA-Accredited predoctoral internship in Health Service Psychology. I have also served as an Adjunct Faculty member at Texas A&M University, in both the APA-Accredited Counseling Psychology doctoral program in the Department of Educational Psychology and the undergraduate Psychology program in the Department of Psychological and Brain Sciences. I have over thirteen years of experience in supervision of counseling psychology practicum counselors, predoctoral interns, and postdoctoral early career psychologists.
I am also active in the advancement of the field of psychology and the specialization of counseling psychology. I’ve been fortunate to serve in multiple board leadership roles, and I enjoy the collaboration and change work that are typically part of board efforts. My past leadership roles include serving as the President of the American Academy of Counseling Psychology (AACoP), Early Career Chair of the American Board of Counseling Psychology (ABCoP), Mentorship Coordinator of the AACoP, Periodic Comprehensive Review (PCR) Coordinator of the ABCoP, and Vice-President of the Board of Directors of the Sexual Assault Resource Center of Brazos Valley. I have also previously served as the Director of Diversity of the Texas chapter of Postpartum Support International. Currently, I serve as a Tri-Chair for the 2020-2021 Division 17 Presidential Initiative on Engaging in Anti Black Racism (within the Society of Counseling Psychology, a division of the American Psychological Association). In addition, I serve as a member of the Texas Psychological Association’s Board of Trustees and the Racial Justice Task Force. I enjoy contributing to the valuable work of equity culture and cultural humility through training, teaching, advocacy, and organizational transformation.
I am APIT certified, having been awarded the Authority to Practice Interjurisdictional Telepsychology from the PSYPACT Commission (www.psypact.org). My APIT allows me to practice telepsychology from Texas with clients in the following states:
- District of Columbia – DC
- New Hampshire
- North Carolina
- Effective 10/18/2021: Maine
In my current clinical work, I maintain a thriving private practice. Please follow the menu links above for more information regarding my professional experiences, areas of specialization, and additional services I offer.
Licenses and Certificates
- Board Certified in Counseling Psychology, American Board of Professional Psychology (ABPP), No. 6830
- Licensed Psychologist, Texas State Board of Examiners of Psychologists, No. 33945
- Authority to Practice Interjurisdictional Telepsychology (APIT), No. 5313
- Texas State Teacher License, Lifetime