Is every day a challenge? Are you in constant distress? Or is there something gnawing at you, a feeling that life could be better? Wherever you are on the spectrum of need, placing yourself in a therapeutic context has the potential to illuminate that little voice saying, “you need to make a change.” It can also stop the barrage of hurt that is keeping you from the life you want to live. Wherever you currently are on that spectrum, I am here to help.
I have a master’s degree in social work from UT Austin. My tenure there changed the way I look at the world and interact with others. Before my training, I thought that the goal of therapy was to discover problems. But there is more to it than that. The reason to talk about problems is to develop solutions. The therapeutic relationship (that between a therapist and client in a clinical setting) has the potential to uncover hidden truths and solutions nearly impossible to find on one’s own. It is a safe, judgment free zone. It is a place where an individual can reveal their true selves. Where else in society can one experience such freedom of expression? Perhaps through the arts.
I am a musician and songwriter. I appreciate helping anyone who is thinking about making a change in their lives, and I have a special passion for helping other creatives. With a sensitivity developed through my own work and mental challenges navigating the vulnerable space where one bears heart and soul for public consumption and critique, I am in a unique position to help others. I want to help you develop your artistic voice because the world needs to hear it. I want to help you develop a thick enough skin to weather the choppy seas, but not so thick that you lose access to that vulnerable place where the art lies. The well of creativity is bottomless, you just need to know how to get deep enough to scoop it up. It can be scary to go that deep. Maybe you wonder if you’ll find the way back. I can help you feel safe along the way.