• spirituality
  • growth
  • transition

About Me

I began my career as an accountant and business manager. Counseling and advice giving went along with the job. When colleagues noticed that they themselves and clients would leave my office feeling happy and rejuvenated, they encouraged me to change careers – “you should be a counselor” they would tell me.

I am the fifth child in a family of six and grew up on a farm in a small town in Illinois. The only ideas of “what I want to be when I grow up” came from vocational testing in high school – all the results pointed to a happy and prosperous life as a mechanic!

While I do enjoy changing spark plugs and refilling window washing fluid, I wanted more out of this wonderful life. The “more” led me to higher education. I attended the University of Illinois and from there traveled across the United States as an Air Force wife.

Eventually, I landed in San Antonio and attended Our Lady of the Lake University where I earned a Master’s degree in Psychology. I’ve been practicing psychotherapy and counseling for over twenty years.

I believe that learning is a lifelong process, both personally and professionally, so I continually attend professional training and workshops to expand my horizons as well as offer my clients new counseling methods and experiences. I am a Certified Daring Way Facilitator which implements the work of Brené Brown, Phd.

I try to practice what I preach. While I enjoy my work, I balance it with my life. I am the parent of two grown and married children that are the pride of my life.

“I try my best not to be hypocritical – be true with my words, not assume anything, ask lots of questions, do my best and act – sometimes it’s scary but I’m worth it!”