I am a licensed psychologist and licensed specialist in school psychology (LSSP) practicing in the Austin area. In my practice, I support parents, children, and teens to find solutions that work for them and to take action. I especially enjoy working with parents of young children, as well as engaging in therapy with tweens and teens struggling with anxiety.
I earned my doctorate in educational psychology from the University of Texas-Austin in 2004. While completing my doctorate, I worked part-time as an LSSP in Austin ISD, providing assessment and counseling to students. During my time in the school system, I discovered a passion for working with tweens, teens, and parents. After becoming licensed as a psychologist, I taught in the masters-level school psychology program at Texas State University and provided clinical services in Austin-area nonprofits. I joined the staff at the Austin Child Guidance Center (ACGC) in 2008 and became the Director of Psychological Services in 2010, serving in that role until April 2020, when I transitioned to full-time private practice. As a director at ACGC, I continued to provide therapy and assessment services to children and their families while also overseeing psychological and psychiatric services, coordinating staff and student training; and serving as a clinical supervisor. My private practice, which I launched in July 2019, is an extension of my almost two decades of work in the community.
I have continued my advocacy work through volunteer work with Austin ISD and with community groups that support vulnerable children and families. I have a particular interest in advocating for inclusive and affirming services for LGBTQ+ youth. I am the mom to two adolescent daughters, and in my free time, I enjoy cooking (and eating), traveling with my family, and taking walks with my rescue dog, Lucy.