under the Supervision of Beth Lewis, LPC-S
Growing up as the oldest of seven, I have been instilled with a natural sense of caring for others. I was born in England, yet raised in Fort Worth by parents who were both in the medical field. Following in their footsteps I achieved a Bachelors of Science in Respiratory Care from Midwestern State University. I worked as a registered respiratory therapist in the Neonatal Intensive Care unit for many years with the tiniest patients and their families during a stressful time in their life. During this time, my youngest of three boys was diagnosed with cancer. It was my son’s cancer diagnosis that ultimately changed the lens from which I viewed the world, and I developed much deeper empathy towards others and discovered my purpose in life. Before my son’s cancer diagnosis, time was thin, I lost it regularly. Whole days would pass by without me making something of them. Other days were packed with busyness but no presence, no savoring the bounty of a moment. In a crisis, time gets fat. It opens, layer by layer, until it seems that time stands still. My son’s cancer diagnosis invited me to live a thousand lives in whatever time we had been granted, without ever really knowing how much time is left. During the trying time of my son’s cancer treatment, I drew closer to my faith, and my family. I have the gift of perspective, I see the positive side of almost anything. I am grateful, and try not to take anything for granted.
I am still raising three boys, have been married for seventeen years and obtained my Master’s degree in Clinical Mental Health also from Midwestern State University.
I am Gottman level II trained and have worked with many couples. Additionally, I am certified in trauma-focused cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) and have worked with clients and their families dealing with physical abuse, sexual abuse, kidnapping, and other traumas.
I see adolescents, adults, geriatric clients, and couples. I specialize in working with clients dealing with cancer and other severe medical diagnoses, trauma, anxiety, depression, marital counseling, mindfulness, and parenting skills.
When I am not working, I enjoy giving back to my community, spending time with my friends and family, hanging out with my dogs Landry and Charlie, baking, exercising and watching way too much Netflix.
I look forward to meeting you.