A native Austinite, I have been lucky to have the central Texas region as my home base while also spreading my wings to explore and live in other parts of the world. Among many life lessons from wandering, I discovered there are many roads you can travel to find your way.
I earned my Spanish degree from UT Austin. After graduation, teaching English abroad and traveling, I held a 10 year career in the tech field. I got an MA in Counseling from St. Edward’s University.
I have been a Licensed Professional Counselor practicing since 2012. Working in private practice and at a chronic pain and a low cost clinic, I have enjoyed working with both adults and adolescents. Until 2020, I worked directly with students as a contract counselor for Lake Travis ISD for many years.
~ At LT Middle Schools and the LT High School, I collaborated to develop a behavioral health program for the DAEP, provided individual and group counseling for select students, supplied support counseling for students in the drug testing program and assisted in the staff Olweus Bully Prevention program trainings.
~ I currently serve as the Outreach Coordinator, on the Advisory Board for Tune Into Life, a local group supporting LT families and the community. TIL has recently partnered in support of the EH Foundation to support the Mental Health Education arm of the non-profit.
~ While completing my licensure internship, I served on the board and as the Program Administrator for the International Center for Mental Health and Human Rights.