I have lived in the East Texas area my whole life, living in Longview and Kilgore for different periods of time. During my time in Kilgore, I attended Kilgore College in 2011 for three semesters and later enrolled at The University of North Texas in 2013 for one semester. I later finished my Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology with honors at The University of Texas at Tyler in May of 2015. I am currently pursuing my second year of my Master’s degree in Marriage and Family Therapy here at LeTourneau University as I also serve as the Graduate Teaching Assistant for the School of Psychology and Counseling. I have hopes of earning a Ph. D., but will pursue that opportunity when the time is right. I am excited to see what this semester and year holds and what God will lead me to next.
I have a strong passion for leadership and working with people and originally had intentions on pursuing a degree in theatre arts geared toward stage management after working in numerous high school productions. It was then, a few weeks prior to starting my first semester of college that I began to realize that learning about people, what their perceptions and experiences are like and how it influences their character and relationships that fueled my interest in counseling. God created us to be relational so working with people and modeling a Christ-like attitude of love, understanding, compassion, and empathy builds a relationship and connection with others. I have a genuine interest in working with individuals and couples in their personal struggles of life, learning about their unique situation and working with them during periods of doubt and suffering and during moments of strength and empowerment. Each individual has their own story about their life, each unique with their own perceptions and understandings about the world and the people around them. It is my passion to learn about each person and to work with them to tailor psychological, spiritual, relational, and physical elements to the needs of each person