My Story

Moving around as a third-culture kid (TCK) overseas, I witnessed and experienced the impact that burnout and trauma has on individuals, couples, helping professionals, and business leaders. Returning to America for college was a major culture shock and transition in my life; counseling was a pivotal part of that transition.

After receiving a Master of Social Work from Baylor University, I began my career in the world of non-profit organizations. It was through my work in the field of trauma that I experienced burnout and started wondering if I was cut out to be a social worker. And that burnout took a toll on my physical body. I began experiencing vertigo, digestive health issues, tinnitus, and other physical symptoms I never had before. From a Western medicine perspective, there were no answers to what I was experiencing.

Self-doubt, fear, anxiety, burnout and secondary trauma can paralyze us. These emotional experiences impact us physically and can lead to chronic health concerns. My journey of working through shame & burnout through self-care and the certification processes in EMDR Therapy and The Daring Way™ – created by Brené Brown – led me to into private practice.

My joy in private practice now is to support fellow entrepreneurs, helping professionals, moms & women in healing from burnout, trauma, & maternal mental health concerns. You are not alone and with support, your mind, body, & spirit will begin to move toward a point of balance and wholeness.

Outside of the therapy room, you may find me practicing self-care and community care around downtown Waco – for example, through yoga or business networking events. I am currently completing my 200-hour Yoga Teacher Training. You may also find me at our Waco Cha mobile tea truck or upcoming storefront.

More about my clinical background and therapy perspective can be found on the page: My Therapy Perspective.