I am a Professional Counseling Master’s student at Texas State University in my internship year. I believe we should all feel safe to walk into a new or existing arena and be able to do brave things. Being able to brave the arena requires safe, empathic, trusting relationships. I believe the key to healing is through a felt sense of safety within healthy relationships which I want to provide to you in our counseling relationship. I work from a foundation of attachment, formed during the early years of life, which impacts how we show up in our close relationships later in life. I believe the mind and body are highly connected and use neurobiological modalities to integrate both for a well-rounded, strengths-based, authentic, and nonjudgmental therapeutic experience.
While I work with many clinical concerns, I have unique experience in working with trauma, complex trauma, developmental trauma, sexual assault, sex trafficking, affair recovery, any and all sexual or gender concerns, and diverse types of relationship structures. I primarily work with couples, families, and adult individuals.
I also provide equine assisted psychotherapy which includes partnering with a horse, as part of the therapeutic team, to bring experiential, trauma-informed therapy to my clients. With this type of therapy, clients are introduced to a number of horses from which they will choose one to work with in session. We work in a pasture, round pen, or an arena while interacting with the horse and processing through therapeutic concerns. The model of equine assisted psychotherapy I have been trained in is Natural Lifemanship.