About Me

I have been in practice for almost 20 years in Texas with couches both in Houston, and in The Woodlands.

I am formally educated as a Psychotherapist & certified as a Life Coach. The knowledge base and experience I have had as a therapist has afforded me a solid base in understanding human behaviors and emotions. Psychological research and theory offers strategies that help my clients better understand and manage key areas in their lives. The coaching model presents some of the most effective tools I have found in addressing the critical role our thinking plays in each of our life circumstances. Finding what works to serve my clients in making the changes in their lives that are important for them is what drives my practice.

I attended the University of Texas at Austin for my undergraduate work. I received a BA in Psychology as well as in Art History. My research experience and primary focus was around human development. While applying to graduate schools, my husband and I moved to Houston to be near our families and to start our own family.

I was accepted to the University of Houston for graduate work in Clinical Social Work with an emphasis on Mental Health and Children & Families where I was able to start working with clients through DePelchin Child and Family Services and West Oaks Psychiatric Hospital. Post gradation I worked for Cypress Creek Psychiatric Hospital, Texas Children’s Cancer Center and with a physician in an outpatient psychiatric office before establishing my own practice with the Woodlands Family Institute in 1997.

In 2007 I began to learn about Life Coaching tools. I appreciated the application that they offered me personally but also as a tool I could offer my clients. For several years I read and attended workshops by leaders in the industry and in 2012 decided to participate in formal training and have since become certified.

I have been trained in and continue to work with clients of all ages. I appreciate being connected to the full range of our developmental experience. Over the years I have seen clients both in the Woodlands and Houston and have recently expanded to be able to work with clients in any geographical location via phone and Skype sessions. I am also available to schedule Walk & Talk sessions with clients who prefer to be moving while they work!

My home base has continued to be surrounded by extended family in Houston. I have been married for over 20 years and we have two daughters, two Labradors & a tabby cat. I love to be active & outside and am inspired and motivated by health and nutrition. I am constantly reading and learning about interesting new ideas that reflect the issues clients bring in to see me. What I have found is that there is so much great information and support to help with any of the life challenges we find ourselves facing.