The ways my personality influence my approach to therapy, is through authenticity and positivity. I am a very positive person, and that stems from placing an importance on authenticity! I understand the way I dress, engage, and help clients are different from most counselors, but that is ok! I enjoy helping clients come to the realization that...being their authentic genuine self is freeing and move them one step closer to their definition of happiness.
My therapeutic style and approach to counseling clients is Positive Psychology with Eclectic therapy. This approach places a primary focus on client's strengths, positive characteristics, happiness, perseverance, and well-being. This approach help clients not only focus on the issues they may be experiencing, but also concentrate on what they are doing well, and how to build on it. I also utilize this approach because it is very flexible .It gives me the opportunity to incorporate other therapeutic approaches and techniques that may better serve the client, depending on their needs and issues.
Something important for someone to know about work with me would be, I accept you for who you are, where you are, regardless of situations and circumstances. I take great pride in being object and accepting, and want to create an atmosphere where you can be your authentic self regardless of what you may be experiencing. No concern is too big or small and think of time together as your happy place!
Depression often causes people to feel sad, empty, or hopeless, and can cause a lack of interest in life. It can also affect a person's thinking patterns and physical health.
Anxiety can mean nervousness, worry, or self-doubt. Anxiety disorder is a mental health disorder that entails excessive, repeated bouts of worry, anxiety, and/or fear.
Refers relationship issues with a partner or spouse. Can include issues related to relationship distress, relationship satisfaction, communication, intimacy, etc.
Race & Cultural Identity
Challenges around race and cultural identity vary enormously, including issues related to discrimination, racism, and intergenerational trauma.
Distress stems from a subjective perception of something being unwanted, undesirable, or detrimental to your wellbeing. Excessive stress significantly impairs mental and physical health and is associated with many diseases and conditions.
Designed to help people choose, change, or leave a career at any stage of life. Careers are often wrapped up in people’s perceived identity, therefore, any change can cause anxiety and/or depression.
Workplace issues are a common source of stress and can include interpersonal conflict, communication problems, gossip, harassment, discrimination, low motivation and job satisfaction, performance issues, and poor job fit.
Grief is a reaction to an emotionally significant loss and often comes with symptoms of depression or anxiety. These symptoms can remain intense and last for a long time after a loss, making it difficult to move forward with a healthy lifestyle.
Self-esteem is the degree to which a person feels confident, valuable, and worthy of respect. Feeling low self-esteem can influence overall well-being and be linked to anxiety and/or depression.
Concerns that impact school performance or academic life. Can include perfectionism, bullying, financial stress, academic transitions, test anxiety, balancing school with other responsibilities, discrimination, or harassment.
Young Adults (18-24)
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
Strength Based Therapy
Solution-Focused Brief Therapy
Systemic Training for Effective Parenting (STEP) Parent Educator
TX, LPC, 77059
Masters of Science, Counseling Psychology, Tarleton State University
Bachelor of Science, Psychology, Tarleton State University
In May 2015, I graduated with my Master’s in Counseling Psychology from Tarleton State University, and soon after moved to Amarillo, Texas. There, I became the Resident Activities Director at Brookdale Sleepy Hollow and had an absolute BLAST working and interacting with our assisted living, plus Alzheimer’s and dementia residents! We participated in everything from bingo (sacred!) to local fashion shows, all while integrating the importance of positivity and purpose. In June 2016, I moved to Waco where I was given the opportunity as an LPC-I to work at the private practice Abounding Aspirations. During my time there, I was able to help provide clients with individual, couples, and marriage counseling. In August 2017, I was offered the opportunity to be a Success Coach at McLennan Community College (MCC). In September 2020, I obtained my LPC and I am currently still working at MCC, where I help and support students dealing with a wide variety of issues such as; stress, anxiety, depression, suicidal ideations, relationships issues, boundaries, abandonment struggles and other life circumstances.
1400 College Drive, Waco, 76708, TX