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LPC Associate supervised by Heather Murphy, LPC-S
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“To define ourselves means defining a great many other things”James Baldwin
I have always believed that healthy interpersonal communication is one of the most dynamic and invaluable resources that we, as humans, have at our disposal.
The process of developing one’s sense of self is a lifelong endeavor, marked by the people that we encounter and the experiences that we endure. As such, I seek primarily to communicate actively with others such that I might hear and understand just as well as I am heard and understood, with the hope of cultivating a practice of empathetic wellness intervention, where I am able to facilitate clear and coherent communication across race, class, gender and sexuality, while also prioritizing community, accessibility, and holistic wellness.
In my own time, I enjoy reading (more than almost anything), creative writing, hockey (spectating because I know my limits), and plant care–each of which I have found to be meditative in their own right.
What I do:
Choosing a counselor can be a vulnerable and overwhelming experience, and reaching out to one even more so. Above all, I aim to provide a supportive place to ground that first step, as well as a companion that you can rely on to be honest, compassionate, and attentive to the complexity of you and your circumstances.
I believe in taking a collaborative approach to counseling, and am concerned largely with interpersonal dynamics and the ways that our relationships with society impacts our personal development and overall well being. My work is influenced by Adlerian Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, and Person-Centered Approaches.
I enjoy working with interpersonal relationships, life transitions (especially in young adulthood), familial trauma and dynamics, body image, anxiety, guilt/shame, and identity formation, and am especially interested in working with women, people of color, LGBTQ+, and young adult populations. I apply an abolitionist perspective to both counseling and life in general, and as such, seek to focalize community care and preventative work in my practice.
Education & Training
I completed my undergraduate studies at The University of Texas at Austin, where I earned a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology with a minor in English. I have served as a Mental Health Peer Educator (MHPE) for The University of Texas at Austin’s Counseling and Mental Health Center, Peer Academic Coach at the Sanger Learning Center, and research assistant in UT’s Anxiety and Health Behaviors Lab, each of which have placed in such a position as to be able to explore the realm of mental health through public health advocacy, psychoeducation, interpersonal advising, and research. Upon completing my undergraduate studies, I moved back to my native Houston to obtain my Master’s degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from the University of Houston’s Main Campus.
I have now committed myself to counseling full time, and look forward to continuing to learn and grow as a student of the craft.