Hello RPC Community! Being in the field of Counseling and Psychology for 21 years, I stumbled upon the area of fertility and infertility about 10 years ago when I was seeing a counseling patient that had undergone numerous fertility treatments and experienced several losses. I realized then that I needed more training and knowledge to facilitate growth and healing for these particular experiences. Since then, I strive to continue to expand this expertise in my private practice, with one of my specialty areas being infertility and reproductive trauma counseling. Advocating for individuals and couples struggling to become parents is a passion of mine.
Before moving to Austin in 2012, I was a Tenured, Associate Professor of Psychology & Counseling at Northeastern State University in Oklahoma. After moving to Austin, my partner and I experienced our own fertility struggles, and became patients in the world of numerous fertility treatments over several years. Personally, I’ve been through the roller coaster of fertility treatments, the pain of recurrent losses, and ultimately, the tremendous joy and triumph of creating a family against the odds.
In my free time, I love creating beautiful spaces where I can see results, such as interior design and gardening. Travel is an absolute passion of mine as I strive to expand my worldview and life experiences. Food. I'm a foodie. I love to cook and sample cuisines from all over the globe. Most of all, I love spending time with my family outdoors. Nature -it's my thing. Oh, and I have four dogs. I'm a dog person.