I work from a collaborative, relational framework while incorporating, but not limited to: Internal Family Systems work, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, Solution Focused Techniques, Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, mindfulness work, being attuned to the body, and a systemic lens.

My work is rooted in empirically supported methods and theory and is framed by creative, heart-led techniques. I am incredibly drawn to the incorporation of alternative methods such as art, guided imagery exercises, yoga, and mindfulness practices as I see our health as an integration of our emotional, mental, spiritual, and physical parts. 

Previously, I have worked with:

My Healing Place as a grief support group volunteer and transitional living support group leader for local elementary and middle schools

O. Henry Middle school as an intern counselor where I provided group, individual, and family counseling; co-facilitated Expect Respect girls group; and helped facilitate Power of Me therapeutic art camps. 


     Snapshot of TRAINING and workshops attended

  • Trauma-Focused Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy
  • Grief and Loss Counseling (Austin Center for Grief and Loss)
  • Building Awareness, Skills, and Knowledge of Work Done with Trauma Survivors
  • The Emotional Safety Model
  • Parenting with Love and Logic
  • The Mind/Body Connection of Grief
  • HIPAA and HB300 for Therapists 
  • Dialectical Behavioral Therapy: History, Core Concepts, and the Four Skills Modules 
  • Tackling the Sex Question with Kids and Parents
  • Understanding Child Protective Services for Mental Health Workers
  • Acceptance and Commitment Therapy: Overview and Interventions
  • Trauma and the Adolescent Brain
  • The Treatment of Trauma and The Internal Family Systems Model
  • The Adolescent Brain and Emotion Regulation (DBT)
  • Trauma and Expressive Therapy Exercises for Mind, Body and Spirit



I grew up in the hill country of Texas and to this day find great restoration in nature. Daily, I aim to find balance of mind, body, and spirit - some days it is easier than others. I am a home cook, novice yogi, dog treat dispenser, and an avid fan of the arts, travel, and live music in small venues.


My undergraduate work was done up the road in Georgetown, Texas. While at Southwestern University, I combined my interest in humanity and the means by which we communicate and received my Bachelor of Arts in Communication Studies and Sociology in 2009. In 2013, I graduated from St. Edward's University in Austin, Texas with a Master of Arts in Counseling.

There are no great limits to growth because there are no limits of human intelligence, imagination, and wonder.
— RR