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Therapist

I’ve been providing therapy since 2013. I’m a Licensed Psychologist in private practice. In my work, I seek to understand how you’re feeling, how your emotions impact your thoughts, actions, and body, and how your relationships are then affected. I also believe that the various identities we hold, such as gender, race, and sexuality, impact how we move through the world, and I want to know how these parts of yourself impact how you perceive and others. This approach allows us to consider your experiences internally and externally, and find meaning that you can use to guide your choices, values, and relationships.

I work with variety of presenting concerns, and I specialize in working with anxiety, life transitions, interpersonal relationships, trauma, family issues, and cultural identity development. I use my expertise in mental health and yoga to understand your experience informed by your mind, body, and heart. It’s my goal to help you regain control, feel grounded, and become empowered in your life. I seek to discover how your relationships, feelings, labels, and constraints have impacted your life so that transformation can be authentic to you. 

Yoga Teacher

In 2008, I found yoga and instantly fell in love with the practice. I tried several styles of yoga and felt most connected to hatha yoga, which can be translated to “sun” (ha) and “moon” (tha). As its name illustrates, I found balance in the practice that grounded me physically and emotionally and gave me a space to be creative and deepen my awareness of myself. I graduated from the Nirvana School of Classical Yoga in 2009 with my 200-hour certification in Atlanta, GA. I’ve also completed 40 hours of training in teaching Trauma-Sensitive Yoga, an empirically-based treatment for trauma, with The Trauma Center in 2015. 

In group classes and private sessions, I use my own experience in postures to inform my teaching and understanding of the mind-body connection. I aim to create a space that’s inviting and safe for exploration and awareness. Although some of the practice is external and I’ll instruct safety and modifications in physical postures, I encourage connection to the inner-felt sense of a pose, rather than what a “perfect” pose looks like to others. 

I teach from a place of curiosity. My practice has taken many forms since its beginning, but I’ve consistently experienced my mat as a place to be curious about myself, play, process, let go, and recharge. I find that whenever I step on to my yoga mat, I learn something new about myself or how I respond to a pose or a situation in my life, and this awareness has been transformative. I feel honored to share yoga with students and learn how the practice impacts them. 

Education

2017                     Ph.D., Counseling Psychology, Texas Woman’s University

2014                     M.A., Counseling Psychology, Texas Woman’s University

2009                   B.A., Major: Psychology, Minor: Spanish; Agnes Scott College

Clinical Experience

2017-2018           Postdoctoral Fellow, Dallas Psychology Group

2016-2017           Psychology Intern, Student Counseling Center, University of Texas at Dallas

2014-2015           Staff Therapist, Texas Woman’s University Counseling Center, Texas Woman’s University

2013-2014           Practicum Therapist, Denton County Friends of the Family

2013-2014           Practicum Therapist, Texas Woman’s University Counseling Center, Texas Woman’s University

Specialized Training in Yoga

2019        Trauma-Sensitive Yoga Facilitator Certification Program, 300 Hours, The Trauma Center

2015                    Teaching Trauma-Sensitive Yoga, 40 Hours, The Trauma Center, Stockbridge, Massachusetts

2009                   Hatha Yoga Teacher, 200 Hours, Nirvana School of Classical Yoga, Atlanta, Georgia