I am a doctoral student in the UT-Austin School Psychology program. Through my training, I’ve been able to work with children and families in medical, community mental health, and school settings. I am passionate about working with kids and teens who are having trouble dealing with big emotions. Everyone has stress at different times in their life, and it can look different for every person. In therapy, we can work together to identify what stress looks like for your child, figure out when it tends to happen, and learn specific skills to manage that stress.
My favorite part about being a therapist is that I get to teach simple skills that, with some practice, help people realize that they are so much stronger than they thought. The best part of my job is getting to see people slowly come to that realization about themselves. Over the years I have gotten to help families solve more and more complex problems. Sometimes this means that even if a family has a lot going on, we only work on one problem at a time. That way, we can take one thing off the to-do list, and make it easier to handle the rest.
I am lucky enough to call Austin my hometown, so when I’m not working, I love to spend time with my family and pup in the green spaces our beautiful city has to offer.