As my children were entering college, I returned to school and received my master's degree in counseling at the University of Houston. My first counseling assignment was working with veterans at the Michael DeBakey Veteran's Hospital. I am forever grateful to the men and women in my group who sat me down and told me I had nothing to offer them until I was able to listen to their stories and learn from their vast experience. They set the tone for everything I know about helping others. I trust my client's intuition about what they need and encourage them to have the courage to live out their purpose.
My personal and professional life is heavily influenced by Carl Jung and Joseph Campbell who understood the importance of story. I help people find meaning in their own life narratives. I also draw from a multitude of therapeutic modalities including cognitive behavioral (CBT), Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), Internal Family Systems (IFS) and use somatic strategies to increase the client’s body awareness (where trauma is stored).
My work is based on a trusting, collaborative relationship with my clients.
I am a mother of three amazing adults, a smitten grandmother of three and a lover of art and dance.