I am a Licensed Master Social Worker. I have over 15 years of experience in the child welfare sector working in adoption and foster care. I attended Stephen F. Austin State University where I earned my degree in social work and later attended the University of Houston where I obtained my graduate degree in social work. In addition to my experience in child welfare, I worked in the Head Start Program and helped manage a grant funded program to assist individuals and families that sustained hurricane damage to their homes. I have experience working with children from hard places and youth and families experiencing loss and trauma.
I believe trauma informed care is essential in working with individuals to identify the impact trauma has had and understand paths for recovery. By using modalities with a strengths-based approach grounded in understanding the impact of trauma, my aim is to support people in healing by regaining control and achieving personal empowerment. I believe there is hope beyond hurt and look forward to working with clients to provide a safe space for them to be heard and to heal.