Now offering Telehealth and In Office Sessions
In 2012, I founded Breath of Hope Professional Counseling. As a fellow sojourner, on this spiral path of life, it is my goal to create an accepting and nurturing environment where people can have sacred space to unpack life issues.
I specialize and am certified in EMDR therapy. I have been practicing EMDR since 2011.
In this therapy I work with trauma, loss, grief and holistic aftercare treatment for addictions and codependency.
Another passion and specialty I have is working with couples utilizing Gottman Couples therapy based on 40 years of research. I am currently pursing advanced certification to become a certified Gottman therapist. I am an approved Gottman Leader for teaching Gottman’s Seven Principle Couple Workshop.
I am a Registered Play Therapist and apply play therapy techniques, such as sand tray, when appropriate to deepen session content and facilitate integration and healing.
I am a Level 1 and Level 2 Reiki practitioner as well as a Shamanic Breathwork Facilitator. When requested, I offer this energy work. This can definitely play a powerful role in a person’s healing journey.
Professional counselors have played a powerful role in my journey. I still seek their support during seasons where my life feels overwhelming. Early on, my feeling of gratitude and empowerment from their services led me to a new life purpose; to give back by helping others in this similar way. The professional counseling field continues to be my passion. I love the adventure of being a lifelong learner and discovering new ways to empower people to heal, grow and find fresh meaning in their lives.
We all have a story to share about our dance with life. Life can be challenging. Unprocessed past losses or traumatic experiences can breed negative attitudes/beliefs, addictions or destructive behaviors. I consider each session a sacred time for the client. A time to slow down, sort out issues, and to see small yet powerful shifts happen where things begin to look a bit more expansive and hopeful.
I am originally from Indiana, but moved to San Antonio, Texas in 1990, after graduating from Indiana University with a BS in Education. Six months prior to coming to Texas, I lived in Melbourne, Australia where I taught elementary school. Living in Australia made the transition to San Antonio easy, as the natural terrain is quite similar. While in San Antonio, I worked as an elementary school teacher. In 2001, I received my Masters Degree in Counseling from the University of Texas San Antonio. I completed my internship as an elementary school counselor in Northside Independent School District. After graduation I took a break for several years to be a full time mother for my three sons, Joshua, Caleb, and Micah. Eventually, I completed a second internship at Vitas Hospice and then applied for my License Professional Counselor Intern in Texas. During my internship I worked at Alamo Treatment Center/The Right Step (IOP) and Alpha Home, a nonprofit treatment center for women struggling with chemical dependency. I also saw clients at University United Methodist Church where I worked on many diverse cases. Since then, I have worked with elders, adults, adolescents, family members, and couples in both in-patient and out-patient settings. I have worked as an instructor teaching addiction counselors at the Institute of Chemical Dependency Studies.
Some of the things that I enjoy doing include: spending time with my family and friends, traveling, writing, running, yoga, swimming, dancing, having meaningful conversations, and being of service to others as a therapist.
Adult, Adolescent and Child Individual Counseling
Marriage/ Couple Therapy
Marriage / Couple Intensives
Holistic Aftercare Treatment for Addictions and Codependency Intensives
Monday: By appointment only
Tuesday 10 am to 3 pm, last appointment
Wednesday 10 am to 3 pm
Thursday 10 am to 3 pm
Friday 10 am to 2pm
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Out of Network
$140 Individual (45-50 min session)
$160 for couple (60 min session)
$240 Couple (90 min session)
$30 for 15 minutes added on to a session.
I do offer sliding scale if there is a financial hardship.