In 2005 I graduated with a bachelor's degree in psychology and a minor in social work. My studies and research were focused on family systems, substance abuse, and trauma. I had the privilege of presenting my research at the Western Social Science Conference.
Inspired by a rising passion for social justice and client-centered approaches, I pursued my graduate social work degree focusing my work with clients and my studies in the areas of grief and loss, trauma, relationships, intimate partner violence, sexual assault, substance abuse, and mental health and illness.
In 2008 I graduated from the University of Texas-Austin with a Master of Science in Social Work and moved to London, England to gain international experience and continue my work advocating for and working with traumatized populations.
Upon my return to Austin in 2009, I worked as an intimate partner violence and sexual assault counselor and advocate. In addition to my work with clients, I facilitated yogic and psychoeducational employee wellness workshops and trainings focused on secondary trauma prevention and care within the agency.
During this time, I was also privileged to work as a psychotherapist in a private practice under the supervision of my clinical supervisor. It was at this time that I deepened my studies, skills, and application of yogic traditions, Buddhist and shamanic philosophies, attachment theory, trauma-informed care, grief counseling, highly sensitive people, and animal-assisted interventions.
In 2016, I opened my private practice where I continue to deepen my skills, and applications in my areas of expertise.
Honors, Affiliations, & Certifications
Member, Austin In Connection
Member, National Association of Social Workers
Member, Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society
Member, The Aum Nation
Completed Brainspotting Training Level I, 2018
Completed, Rieki Training Levels I & II, 2017
Completed, iRest Yoga Nidra Certification, Level I, 36 Hour Training, 2012
Completed, Yoga Teacher Training 250 hour, 2011