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For most of my life, I knew at some level that much of my life wasn’t working for me. I was doing everything I was “suppose” to do, and on the outside everything looked “normal”. The truth is that I was relatively to severely miserable most of the time. Through the gift of my own depression, I began a search for what would make my life extraordinary as opposed to the life I had been leading.

My belief, and healing methodology is that there is nothing “wrong” with any of us. You’re not broken; you don’t need to be fixed. And when you can accept yourself, there emerges a space from which you can re-create any part of your life that is not working for you, regardless of your past experiences. And that process, although requiring much courage, can open up possibilities for your life that before weren’t even imaginable. You and your life will become unrecognizable to you.”

Although the painful symptoms we are experiencing (depression, anxiety, grief, fear, etc) are often the reason we seek counseling, I don’t believe they are the “issue”. The “issue” that lies beneath the symptoms is that beginning early in life we got disconnected from who we really are. The problem with working at the symptom level is that you never really address the underlying “issue” and therapy becomes about managing the symptoms, or just making it through the current episode. Working at the symptom level almost always insures the symptoms will return, and folks often find themselves “clients for life”, calling their therapist when the symptoms flare. When you get re-connected with who you really are, the symptoms diminish; true transformation being the result.


Individuals, Couples, Family, Alternative Relationship Structure (throuple, polycule, etc.), Young Adults (19-24 years), Adults (25-74 years), Senior (75+ years)


I accept these insurances: Aetna, Blue Cross Blue Shield, United, Tricare.

I offer a superbill for out of network reimbursement. 

I offer a sliding scale fee.


I offer sessions at the Alive Austin office and virtually. 


MA in Professional Counseling from Texas State University 1998

Favorite therapy books
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