COUNSELING FOR ATHLETES
I am a Licensed Professional Counselor and enthusiast of intuitive and functional athlete training and nutrition. I received my Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Texas and my Masters in Counseling from St. Edwards University, and have Gottman Institute Couples Therapy level 1 training credentials.
My experience includes supporting current and former athletes at various levels from high school, elite club teams, D1 college, and professional athletes, to those who love including exercise in their life.
I have been supporting clients since 2014.
I am Intuitive Eating aligned and an advocate of the anti-diet movement, HAES aligned, I use a social justice lens to approach body politics and body liberation, and encourage my clients in strengthening body trust and mind-body awareness.
I have enjoyed fitness all of my life, and competed in various sports throughout high school, college, and the years following. My longtime love for fitness and sports has given me a special passion for working with athletes, particularly with eating disorders, body image, relationship with exercise, after injury or loss, life after college or pro sports, interpersonal relationships, and with anxiety, depression, or suicidal ideation.
I have a passion for working with Adult Children of Alcoholics (ACOA) or those who grew up in homes with addiction or abuse process trauma and the many ways their home life has impacted them.
Professionally, I enjoy speaking engagements and educating on Athletes and Mental Health and Athletes and Eating Disorders. I am a member of CTEDS- Central Texas Eating Disorder Specialists.
When I'm not at the office, I love to spend time with my nephew and niece, family, and friends, accumulating too many house plants, running races with my siblings, being on the lake, weight lifting, boxing classes, cheering for my Texas Longhorns, listening to social justice and true crime podcasts, concerts, stand-up comedy, and sitting around fire pits talking!
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Presenter, The Black Student-Athlete Summit on "Eating Disorders and the Black Athlete", 2020.
Guest Lecturer, The University of Virginia on “Athletes and Eating Disorders”, 2020 and 2021.
Podcasts feature on Phit for a Queen: A female Athlete Podcast on “Supporting athletes and their mental health and through retirement”, 2022.
Presenter, St. Stephens Middle and High School on "Athlete Mental Health: self-care and coping skills specific to athletes", 2022.