Similar to many others, I explored many different paths before discovering psychology, which caught my passion and held tight. In much the same way, I lived and worked in many different parts of this country before falling in love with the four-corners region during my final year of doctoral training. I am incredibly excited to be joining the Metis team in Durango, Colorado to continue serving this area.
I earned my bachelor’s degree in psychology at Texas State University, my master’s degree in clinical psychology at Marywood University, and my doctorate in counseling psychology at Texas Woman’s University. Through work experiences during years between my graduate degrees as well as my graduate training opportunities, I gained experience working in a wide range of settings, including community mental health, hospitals, substance use treatment programs, university counseling centers, and private practice.
This broad background and passion for the field of psychology is reflected in the services I provide, including psychotherapy for individuals in adolescence and every stage of adulthood with various presenting concerns and psychological conditions including mood and anxiety disorders, experiences of trauma, personality disorders, and substance use. My therapeutic approach builds from a base of cognitive-behavioral theory, integrating interpersonal, emotion-focused, strengths-based, and existential components based on your needs. In addition to psychotherapy, I also provide psychological assessment to children, adolescents, and adults at any stage of life.