Founder, Consultant and Psychotherapist
LCSW, LCDC, CCTP, EMDR, TYCM
Welcome! I am so glad you are here. I look forward to meeting you where you are and helping explore the barriers that may be preventing you from moving forward in your life.
It takes a safe space in which to release the emotional weight and begin a journey to a better life. I am honored to provide such a space where you can feel seen and accepted, and be empowered with knowledge and interventions that can be life-changing.
I became a therapist to help people with their struggles because I have certainly experienced my own. In my formative years and early adulthood, I experienced what I now know to be symptoms of complex post traumatic stress disorder. Sprinkle in some severe acute traumas in my early twenties and long story short....I was a mess. I was lost and confused, my coping skills were quick fixes but proved detrimental, and when I started seeking therapy I was even more discouraged. As well meaning and kind as many of these therapists were who tried to help me...I left sessions more distressed and more confused than ever.
Many helping professionals back in the day were simply not well versed or trained in the effects of C-PTSD, much less how to treat it. When I finally found a therapist who was trained in complex trauma, I felt seen and heard for perhaps the first time ever. My healing journey had begun (woo hoo!)
After spending a significant amount of time investing in my growth and evolution past all the traumas that had claimed my identity for so long, I decided to leave my long time career as a professional musician and became a therapist so I could commit the rest of my life to helping others forge their own path toward permanent and lasting change.
My background and experiences in the field have prepared me in the best of ways to launch Alchemy Collective - I am grateful for them all. I've worked in treatment centers, psychiatric hospitals, a county jail, and later launched my private practice.
I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) and Licensed Chemical Dependency Counselor (LCDC) in the state of Texas. As I became more specialized in working with trauma, I also became a Certified Clinical Trauma Professional (CCTP). Earlier in my career, I obtained certification in EMDR through EMDRIA, and also became certified in the Trauma Conscious Yoga Method. Additionally, I have training in IFS, DBT, and ACT.
As I honed my passion and expertise in complex trauma and dissociation, I found a treatment approach called the Comprehensive Resource Model (CRM). During the training process, my mind and heart were blown open as I started to learn about how we can access and heal traumatic experiences we have held since our time in the womb or even in our lineages. My practice now centers solely around CRM, and the majority of the clients who seek out my services are hoping to address their healing through the use of this game changing model.
Working within the CRM framework, helping clients access material and stories held in the DNA, I started to witness clients transform in awe inspiring ways. The symptoms clients were suffering from that were simply not budging AT ALL with other modalities were now shifting and moving toward resolution and post traumatic growth. When there are stuckpoints in your journey, please remember it isn't that you aren't working at your growth enough, "not doing therapy right", or that nothing has helped and nothing can help...quite the opposite, really - you just *might* be working in the wrong timeline. :)
At Alchemy Collective, we are grateful for the opportunity to get to know you, hear you, and serve as your gentle guide in this journey.