My Career Journey
I began my journey of becoming a Licensed Professional Counselor as soon as I graduated from Hereford High School in 1988. I felt it was my calling and helping people was a passion. I attended Texas Tech University and graduated with a BA in psychology with minors in family studies and substance abuse. I then moved back to Amarillo and began my masters degree in Professional Counseling at West Texas A&M University. I graduated in 1994 and began working in different mental health agencies. I received my counseling license in 1997 and opened my private practice a few months later.
I am currently working with a broad spectrum of clients. Among my areas of interest are depression, anxiety, parenting, stress management, spiritual issues, trauma, and grief. My therapeutic approach is to provide support, tools, and practical feedback to help clients effectively address personal life challenges and transitions. I integrate complementary methodologies and techniques to offer a personalized approach tailored to each client. I believe many emotional issues also have physical or spiritual components and therefore the whole person needs to be considered including body, soul, and spirit.
My Personal Journey
I met my husband when I was 28 years old and we were married a year later. He had two daughters from a previous marriage, so we became an instant family. In 2001 our daughter was born and in 2004 our son was born. I am currently raising all four children in their various stages of life.
Masters of Education in Professional Counseling from West Texas A&M University 1994
Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from Texas Tech University 1992
Licensed Professional Counselor since 1997
Professional Activities and Memberships
American Association of Christian Counselors