I have been in the field of nursing since 2010. For 5 years, I worked as a trauma nurse in Austin, TX. That work helped me discover my speciality, and in 2015 I pursued my Masters in Nursing, completing my graduate work in 2017 to become a Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (PMHNP).
While working as a trauma nurse, I found joy in caring for people during the most stressful moments in their lives as well as in celebrating their victories. I have been honored to be the trusted caregiver for countless patients and their families over the last twelve years.
I have had the good fortune of working with compassionate, skilled
psychotherapists who inspire my work.
In my time as a nurse practitioner, I have enjoyed my role as psychotherapist to patients experiencing wide ranging challenges. The greatest value I provide is the emotional safety from which to discuss the hard things that are happening in your life. I will guide you through our discussions so that we may find ways to make substantive and lasting change happen for you. I have done so for many patients.
My goal is to help people thrive, not just cope.
While prescribing medication is likely to be part of most patient's treatment plans, it is important to note that there are legal restrictions on types of medications I am able to provide in a telehealth platform.
In accordance with the Ryan Haight Act, I am legally unable to prescribe controlled substances via telepsychiatry, such as stimulants (e.g. Adderall, Ritalin) or benzodiazepines (e.g. xanax, clonazepam). In-person visits are rquired if such prescriptions are being requested.