Hi, friend. Thanks for taking the time to get to know me. You can scroll down to learn more about me professionally, my therapeutic style and such. I want to take a moment right now to say I’m glad you’re here.
This journey of life is not always an easy one and sometimes we need someone journeying with us. That’s what I want to do for you. While I can’t promise you eternal happiness, I can promise to be with you in whatever season you’re in.
The season of motherhood is such a unique, beautiful space. But it is also hard and scary… and sometimes lonely. Let me walk with you as you navigate all that is mothering. If you’re stressed, tired, and lonely, let’s chat. If you’re tired of fighting against your body but are struggling with the changes that pregnancy and postpartum have brought, let’s have a chat. If you are having trouble during or after a difficult pregnancy, birth, or loss, reach out to me and allow me to be with you.
The Official Stuff
I am a Licensed Professional Counselor- Supervisor (LPC-S) and Certified Perinatal Mental Health Professional (PMH-C) in Tyler, Texas. I am a candidate to become a Certified Eating Disorder Specialist through the International Association of Eating Disorder Professionals. I offer individual therapy in person at my office and online. Spiritual direction sessions are conducted in person. I have been practicing in East Texas since August 2012.
Education and Background
I received my Bachelor of Science degree from Abilene Christian University, majoring in Psychology and minoring in Family Studies. I moved back to East Texas and received a Master of Arts from University of Texas at Tyler in Counseling Psychology.
I have a background working with child and adolescent victims and survivors of child sexual abuse, adolescent issues, parenting issues, and play therapy. I currently focus my practice on eating disorder treatment, disordered eating, body image issues, pregnancy loss, complicated pregnancies, and postpartum mental health. Spirituality issues can be addressed in therapy sessions or through spiritual direction sessions.
*I do not act as therapist and spiritual director to the same person.*
From a clinical eating disorder to years of weight cycling to body image issues, I’m here to help you on your path to food freedom. The best way to do this is to work in a treatment approach with a non-diet dietitian and therapist team. I work from a non-diet, weight neutral, food neutral Intuitive Eating and Health at Every Size approach. You can also visit My Signature Nutrition’s Instagram series on addressing the definition and nuances of Health at Every Size.
I rely heavily on components from Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Narrative Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Internal Family Systems Model, and some aspects of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy.
I was born and raised in Henderson, Texas and after getting my degree from ACU, I planted myself back in Tyler, Texas. I am married to the love of my life and we have two amazing little boys, one sweet girl, 2 dogs, and 4 cats. My husband and I own and operate Camp Canine, a local pet service business. In my free time, you can find me baking, singing in my kitchen or in the car, watching baseball and talking fantasy baseball stats and strategy with my husband, reading, crocheting or writing.