I moved to Austin from the San Francisco Bay Area in 1995 to complete my BA in cultural anthropology. After graduating in 1997 I got a corporate gig until 2005 when I returned to school to get my graduate degree from St. Edward’s University. I graduated in 2007 with honors, but stayed at home for a number of years to start my family. I came back to work in 2011.
I’ve been practicing for nearly 6 years and became a fully licensed professional counselor a year ago. I began by volunteering for a local agency for a year and then I began seeing clients in a private practice setting under the supervision of John Jones, PhD, LPC-s.
I decided to pour my efforts into the kink and alternative communities in particular after I realized there was a big, gaping hole for clients in need of a safe space to be themselves and work through issues. I also personally lead my life in a sex-positive way and know first hand the incredible impact it can have.
I’m a mother, a dog lover and have two cats who keep me busy. I’m also working on not killing every plant I come into contact with with varying degrees of success.
I have one little tattoo with plans for a bigger one on my other arm, love love love horses, paint and write and generally like to be as artful as possible while still working hard to be logical.
There are some healing stones and crystals laying about the office, a few live plants which are humoring me by staying alive, a little tea and coffee bar for my clients to use, and a piece of artwork my son drew when he was 4. I like to believe all of these things – plus my own energy – create a welcoming, safe place for everyone.
No topic is off limits and I truly want to hear your story. I look forward to meeting you.