Your 20s and 30s are an important time of self-determination. If you're feeling stuck or lost, I can help you develop the tools and insights you need to enjoy this time of your life.
Services & Specialties
With over ten years of experience providing individual and couples counseling, I specialize in helping young professionals and grad students with academic and workplace adjustment, anxiety, burnout and stress management, multicultural stressors, and relationship and sexual issues. With couples, I have expertise in helping partners improve communication and conflict skills and manage sexual concerns.
Using an culturally-responsive and sex-positive framework, I integrate evidence-based treatments and tailor them to address your specific needs and personality. Cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT), mindfulness and relational/interpersonal interventions are the primary approaches I use in individual and sex therapy. These approaches allow me to quickly help you pinpoint stumbling blocks and create healthier thoughts and behaviors that stick.
Specialties: Individual Concerns
Academic and workplace adjustment
Anxiety (fear, panic, obsessive-compulsive behaviors, social anxiety, test anxiety, worry)
Attention, learning & organization
Depression, mood instability & sadness
Multicultural, identity and & social justice concerns
Relationships & interpersonal issues (assertiveness, dating, family of origin concerns, intimate relationships, setting boundaries, shyness)
Sexuality (enhancing sexual intimacy & communication, low desire, orgasm difficulty, sexual pain in women)
Stress management, burn-out, work-life balance
Specialties: Couples/Partners Concerns
Enhancing emotional intimacy
Sexual Issues: desire discrepancies, improving sexual communication & connection
Transition to parenthood
I am experienced working with both cross-sex/straight & LGBTQQ couples. I have a sex-positive approach and am poly and kink aware.
Professionals in health service, start-ups and tech
Undergraduate, graduate & professional
First-generation, international and undocumented students
Traditionally marginalized and underrepresented communities
Individuals with disabilities (ADHD, learning, chronic illness)
LGBTQQ and gender non-conforming identities
Currently I am an in-network provider with Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO and Lyra Health. I would also be an out-of-network provider for other PPO plans. If I do not accept your insurance I can provide you with a monthly invoice for counseling sessions, which you can submit for out-of-network reimbursement from your insurance company. I recommend contacting your insurance company regarding your out-of-network benefits prior to your first session with me, and I can provide you with a step-by-step form to facilitate this process.
I reserve several sliding scale spots for clients with limited financial means. Please contact me for more information.
I accept cash, checks and credit card, including Health Saving Account (HSA) cards. Payment is expected at the time of our session.
If you need to cancel a session, please inform me as early as possible. If you cancel your appointment less than 24 hours before your scheduled session, you will be required to submit full payment.
For other professional services that exceed 15 minutes outside of our sessions, you will be billed on a prorated basis. Examples include telephone conversations, email conversations, extensive coordination of care, and report writing.
I'm a psychologist, but I’m also a mom, a nerd, a multiethnic woman and a feminist. When I’m not juggling life/work/parenting, you can usually find me with my nose in a book, searching for thrift store treasures, or out running or hiking in nature. I’m a native Austinite returning home after eighteen years away and so I also love re-exploring my hometown.
In those eighteen years I received my B.A. from Brown University, my Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from UCLA, and finished my pre-and post-doctoral training at UC Berkeley. I then worked for seven years as a staff psychologist at UC Berkeley and UCSF, helping college and graduate students from diverse backgrounds, ages and cultures. I’ve also taught graduate courses in counseling and psychology. What that means for you is that I have super rigorous training as a therapist, researcher and instructor. I know a lot about the issues students and young professionals are facing in this world. And I am passionate about using my knowledge and training to help young adults improve their lives and reach their goals.
When you work with me, I aim to create a warm, non-judgmental and empowering space where you can feel safe to explore and challenge yourself. I want to understand your concerns, values, identities and collaborate with you towards progress and meaningful change. My style is friendly and supportive, but simultaneously active, interactive and kindly direct (and embedded within my own personality and sense of humor). I don’t just sit silently and nod my head—I offer my own thoughts, perspectives and ideas on what might help you.
As a bicultural psychologist, I also believe it’s important to look at how multicultural, contextual and social justice issues are connected to what’s going on for you. I value working with folks from diverse cultural backgrounds and believe that therapy is most successful when we can harness your individual and cultural strengths.
- Licensed Psychologist (Texas), #37711
- Health Service Provider in Psychology, #53450
- Licensed Psychologist (California--currently inactive), #24544
- American Psychological Association (APA)
- National Register of Health Service Providers in Psychology
- Capital Area Psychological Association (CAPA)
- Austin Therapists of Color
- RISE Together (Women of Color in Mental Health)
- Therapy for Latinx
8500 N Mopac Expy
Austin, TX 78759
I look forward to hearing from you!
If you are interested in working together or want to learn more about my services, you can call me at 512-856-5211 or send me a message online. I offer a free 15-minute initial phone consultation.
You may also email me at email@example.com. Please be aware that email is not a confidential means of communication.
I respond to messages typically within 24-48 business hours.