LICENSED PROFESSIONAL COUNSELOR - SUPERVISOR
REGISTERED PLAY THERAPIST
Hello & Welcome
I am so happy you found me. Let me take a moment to introduce myself.
For the past nine years, I have been working in the El Paso community with children, adolescents, adults, families, and couples. I founded Thrive Counseling & Wellness, PLLC in 2019 with the goal of creating a space where individuals could come and feel cared for; a space where deep healing could happen. In 2022 that space grew when Thrive Counseling & Wellness merged with two of my colleagues, Sarah Swafford and Hilary Hernandez, who each owned their own practices at the time.
I believe our bodies and minds are interconnected and seek to help my clients heal holistically. Working collaboratively with each client, I utilize mindfulness, somatic therapy, and other expressive therapies, such as sand tray, art and play therapy. My hope is to help others learn to bring insight to their life experiences and then move forward toward the goal of a joyful life.
I hold a Bachelor’s of Arts in Psychology from The University of Toledo and a Master's of Arts in Clinical Counseling from Heidelberg University, a C.A.C.R.E.P. accredited university. I am a Licensed Professional Counselor-Supervisor (LPC-S) in the state of Texas and a Registered Play Therapist through the Association for Play Therapy. I have advanced training in Child-Centered Play Therapy (CCPT) and Child-Parent Relationship Therapy (CPRT). Additionally, I am a Level One trained Sensorimotor Psychotherapist and completed the Level I training in the Gottman method for Couples' Therapy.
When I'm not seeing clients you can find me at UTEP teaching classes as an adjunct professor, supervising emerging therapists or teaching trainings on various topics. If you're interested in hearing more from me listen to the podcast, Healing with Purpose, that I co-host with my colleague Sarah Swafford.
If you’re ready to put your life, your relationship, or your healing into focus and you think I may be a good fit to help you on that journey please contact me and we’ll get started.