I grew up in a small town between Oklahoma and Los Angeles, this has impacted my perspective in so many ways. My exposure to different cultures, socioeconomic differences, and people from very different places within the U.S. gave me an appreciation for people and humanity.
I found my passion for working with women in 2005. I started my career working with victims of violent crimes. As my career progressed I have worked with families involved in the child welfare system, women and mothers in a female diversion program, and inpatient psych hospitals.
In 2012, I became a mother. This life changing experience solidified not only my desire to work with women, but also mamas. The pressure, fear and worrying that motherhood brings is rarely talked about. I want to talk about it!
In 2016 I opened my private practice in the Plaza District at the Thrive Mama Collective. Since then I have worked with women, mamas, and members of the LGBTQIA community as they explore the journey to their authentic selves. It is a privilege that I am allowed to help and witness the transformation my clients make. The journey through pain and discomfort is hard, the reward is beautiful to watch. I will stand with you, hold space for you, and celebrate your wins.
I started my personal therapeutic journey in 2016, and the lessons I have learned about myself, and my journey to be my authentic self, expanded my commitment to my clients and their growth. I moved to Tulsa in 2020, and I am excited to launch my practice in my new city and spread the love and acceptance in Tulsa.
I am a Licenced Clinical Social Worker providing, mental health evaluation, emotional support, and therapy to those experiencing psychological, emotional, medical, social, family and/or life challenges. Having received my licence in 2016, I have worked with women, mamas, and members of the LGBTQIA.
I have additional training and certification in treating women and mothers throughout their journey to becoming a mother. I love working with women and creating a space to hold the complexities of those emotions. I am trained to support perinatal mood and anxiety disorders, including postpartum depression, the most common complication of childbirth.
I am currently completing my Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) certification. This therapy allows the brain to resume its natural healing process and resolve unprocessed traumatic memories in the brain. A proven method to help recover from trauma and other distressing life experiences, including; PTSD, anxiety, depression, and panic disorders.
I have completed the Level 1 research-based couples treatment training from The Gottman Institute. This treatment style is based on the extensive work of Dr Julie Gottman who has studied and applied this treatment to over 3000 couples. The training course gives participants a thorough understanding of the dynamics of relationships, how and why they go wrong and how to get back on track in a healthy, sustainable way. Using the Sound Relationship House Theory as a guide, I have learned how to help couples manage their conflicts, deepen their connection and share their history, purpose and dreams with a roadmap based on sound research and analysis.
Authenticity is the cornerstone of my practice. How can I expect you to be your authentic self if I don't adhere to that myself? To be my authentic self I stay true to my values, my spirit, and my personality, regardless of the pressure to act otherwise. I am honest with myself and my clients and I am comfortable with who I truly am. Authenticity is such an important part of my practice as it allows me to trust myself, and by doing so create a space to help you do the same.
I am curious and open to pursuing new adventures, experiences, and creative endeavors. Being open-minded leads me not to judge, but instead explore new ideas and learn from others.
I accept who you are and what you stand for. You have a right to be your own unique person. You have a right to your own feelings, thoughts and opinions.
Compassion is a powerful tool that connects people and the values they hold. I focus on taking the compassion and empathy I feel for the clients I work with and create a space for them to be their truest selves through our time together and beyond. I hold will hold space for you and allow you the time you need to thrive.
Having a connection where you feel valued, seen, and heard with no judgment is very important to me. I want you to feel stronger , enriched and nourished after engaging in therapy.
The journey through pain and discomfort is hard, the reward is beautiful to watch. I will stand with you, hold space for you, and celebrate your wins.