Background

Education

Southern Methodist University

Bachelor of Science in Sociology    1996

Bachelor of Arts in Psychology       1996


Argosy University

Master of Arts in Professional Counseling    2006 


Post Graduate Education

International Play Therapy Institute at The University of North Texas    2010

UCLA Semel Institute for Neuroscience    2010 


License

Licensed Professional Counselor-Supervisor    2011


Leadership Trainings

Positive Parenting With A Plan Instructor

Practical Parenting Educator

UCLA PEERS Program Group Leader


Professional Affiliations 

Association for Play Therapy

American Counseling Association

American Autism Association 

American Psychological Association

North Texas Association for Play Therapy


Individual Therapy Experience

Provided play therapy and sandtray therapy to children and adolescents in an agency setting and in a private practice setting


Provided individual therapy and crisis intervention for teens living in an emergency shelter in an agency setting


Provided individual counseling for young adults living in a transitional living program in an agency setting


Provided individual therapy for trauma survivors in an agency and private practice setting


Provided individual therapy for clients engaging in self harm in an agency and private practice setting


Provided home based and school based therapy in an agency and private practice setting


Provided individual therapy for clients of all ages affected by a loved one's addiction in a private practice setting


Provided individual therapy for children, preteens and adolescents who's parents were involved in high conflict custody battles in a private practice setting


Family Therapy Experience

Provided family therapy for children and adolescents living in an emergency  shelter in an agency setting


Provided home-based and school-based counseling for families of children who were diagnosed as severely emotionally disturbed in an agency setting


Provided family therapy for children, adolescents and adults in a private practice setting


Couples Therapy

Provided couples therapy for victims of violent crime in an agency setting


Provided couples therapy for adolescents co-parenting outside of marriage in an agency setting


Provided couples therapy for adults dealing with the aftermath of adultery in a private practice setting


Provided couples therapy for adults dealing with the effects of addiction in a private practice setting


Provided co-parenting sessions for high conflict divorces in a private practice setting


Group Therapy Experience

Led social skills groups for children and adolescents with mental health issues in a community setting


Led and co-facilitated support groups for victims of crime in an agency setting


Led and co-facilitated support groups for families of homicide victims in a hospital setting


Created the curriculum and led "Tween Empowerment" groups for middle school girls, in conjunction with the court system, in an agency setting


Led and co-facilitated 12-step recovery groups for outpatients discharged from residential treatment in a hospital setting


Led therapeutic groups for adolescents living in an emergency shelter in an agency setting


Led "Choices" groups for court-ordered adolescents and their parents in an agency setting


Co-facilitated play therapy groups and social skill development groups for children and adolescents with ASD, PDD, ADHD, FAS and attachment disorders in a group practice setting


Led play therapy groups for children with behavioral and impulse control disorders in a private practice setting


Other Experience

Triaged individuals seeking care, conducted intake interviews and completed bio/psycho/social assessments for patients admitted into a residential treatment facility for substance abuse addiction


Conducted threat assessments for children and adolescents referred by the school system who were at risk for harming themselves or others 


Attended ARD meetings with parents to advocate for the needs of their children and helped develop IEP for these children


Manned a 24 hours crisis hotline for several non-profit agencies


Provided court-ordered supervised visitation and custody exchanges 


Testified in Dallas, Collin, Rockwall, Denton and Ellis Counties