My training and education includes a master’s degree in counseling from St. Edward’s University in Austin, Texas, and a bachelor’s degree in transpersonal psychology from Naropa University in Boulder, Colorado. I also have Level 1 training in: EMDR, Internal Family Systems, and the Gottman Method.
Prior to becoming a counselor, I spent two decades as a birth and postpartum doula and massage therapist. I have attended hundreds of births in hospitals, homes, and birthing centers. During my 15 years as a childbirth educator, I also led classes and workshops about labor and delivery, postpartum adjustment, and parenting, and co-founded Conscious Birthing Austin with Lanell Coultas. I also am a member of the Pregnancy & Postpartum Health Alliance of Texas.