I have worked in the social services/behavioral health field since 1991. My education is interspersed with experience, a circumstance that has served me well in terms of personal and professional clarity and meaning. By the time I decided to continue my education, I had figured out what I enjoy doing and what I do well.
I earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology from the University of North Texas in 1990. After graduation, I worked at a psychiatric hospital and residential treatment center for adolescents.
In 1992, I relocated to Albuquerque. I worked at a non-profit youth service agency for 5 years, completed my Master's degree in Counseling at Webster University in 1997, was a counselor for the Albuquerque Public Schools for 7 years, worked at a non-profit counseling agency for almost 2 years, then entered private practice in 2006.
The foundation of my approach is respect--for the individual, for human nature, for strengths, challenges, the limitations of reality, and the possibilities of imagination. My approach is based on an integration of psychodynamic, interpersonal, existential, and cognitive-based frameworks. I strive to assist people in understanding the interplay of psychological, physiological, genetic, environmental and spiritual factors in their development and overall wellness.