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I have over 30 years’ experience working with adults, children and families in therapeutic foster care and in private practice. 

I completed my undergraduate degree in Sociology at the College of Charleston in Charleston, South Carolina. 


My Masters of Social Work was obtained at the University of Cincinnati in Cincinnati, Ohio.  I completed my masters level internship at Cincinnati Center for Developmental Disorders. 


Upon graduation I served as Clinical Director of a therapeutic foster care agency and in 2001 returned home to Tyler, Texas and began working in the realm of private practice formerly with Tyler Counseling and Assessment Center, LLP.   


Licensure and Certification 

  • Licensed Clinical Social Worker

  • Licensed Brain Gym Practitioner

  • Trust Based Relational Intervention Practitioner from the Karyn Purvis Institute of Child Development at T.C.U.

  • Conjoint Marital and Family Therapy Post Graduate Training, Cincinnati, Ohio

  • LSOTP- working with juveniles with sexually reactive behaviors.

  • Certified EFT Practitioner 

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