My passion has always been providing the most effective treatments for anxiety and trauma-related concerns, as these symptoms can often persist indefinitely without proper attention. I work with my clients to build a shared understanding of their experience with anxiety, and identify factors that led to its emergence and what may be maintaining it. Throughout this process, I hold an open and accepting stance. My goal is to help you feel as comfortable as possible as you confront and overcome anxiety.
I bring the most effective treatments to the therapy room, most of which involve practicing skills to be used outside of the therapy room. The most successful clients are those who bring a desire for change and practice these skills when they need them most: in their daily lives. My goal is that you eventually become your own therapist and can flexibly adapt to future struggles with less and less support.
I am a licensed psychologist in Texas (License # 38113). I completed my Bachelor’s in Psychology at Saint Louis University. I then completed my Master’s and Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, where I received specialty training in the treatment of anxiety disorders. My main focus of study was to better understand the mechanisms that maintain anxiety long-term, in order to disrupt these symptoms to effect change. I completed my APA-accredited internship at the South Texas VA, where I worked and later managed the PTSD Clinical Program and General Mental Health clinics.
Throughout my training and career, I have learned and implemented Exposure and Response Prevention (ERP) for OCD, exposure- and acceptance-based treatments for phobias/anxiety disorders, Prolonged Exposure (PE) and Cognitive Processing Therapy (CPT) for PTSD, and cognitive-behavioral therapy for other concerns.