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I am a Licensed Professional Counselor in Austin, Texas. As a psychotherapist, I seek to integrate my own experiences and background into my work as Counselor.
I was born and raised in San Antonio, Texas and spent time outdoors hunting and fishing in the Hill Country. As well as playing soccer. Through school jazz band and garage bands with my friends, I developed a love of music. I attended the College of Santa Fe in New Mexico where I received a B.A. in Music. For 10 years post-college, I worked in Santa Fe and Austin as an audio engineer for concerts and theater as well as in the recording studio. During that time, I also played bass and sang in rock bands.
After a 2-year detour into nursing college, my own transformative therapy propelled me into St. Edward's University to gain my M.A. in Counseling to become a psychotherapist. I served my post-graduate internship at IPNB Psychotherapy of Austin (Juliane Taylor-Shore) and the community mental health clinic Capital Area Counseling. Through the fantastic community of therapists in Austin, I've developed specific interests in group therapy, developmental trauma therapy, and neurobiology.
Because of my own relationship with physicality, I believe in the power of the mind-body connection. I love playing basketball and keeping fit. Every year, my friends and I backpack in the wilderness and enjoy swimming in uncomfortably cold mountain waters. In 2016, I completed a 200-Hr. yoga teacher training from Black Swan Yoga.
Over the years, through travel and friends, I've nurtured an interest in non-traditional and non-Western forms of psychology including Vipassana meditation and the therapeutic use of psychedelics. I strive to understand how my culture and class informs my perspective and how I can best serve those with backgrounds different from my own.
Also, I took some classes in improv comedy, so now I'm, officially, humorous.
My relationships with my partner, family, and friends (and cats) sustain me and, occasionally, so does Gregg Popovich and the San Antonio Spurs.