“Not living up to your potential.”

Is this feedback you’ve been given or secretly admitted to yourself? I know what it feels like to be focused and engaged at work and home but to be utterly unable to connect to the joy and satisfaction that should come from that.

I know what it’s like to have your connection with family and coworkers blunted by the obsessive thoughts that substance abuse creates. I know what it’s like to have an external life that looks like success but an internal life that makes you feel, well, like a fraud.

I want to help you be able to use your existing strengths, your proven track record in ways that support recovery from substance over-use, substance abuse, or addiction.

It is my passion to help professionals match their education, training, abilities, and daily habits with their values and integrity and to elevate their lives and transcend the quagmire of substance abuse – even if that quagmire is hidden.

My Story

Being a full time psychotherapist is an “encore” career for me after 10 years of teaching parenting followed by 10 years of being a high school teacher and administrator. But life circumstances necessitated a new plan. My 3 “kids” are now in their 20’s and they are all at various levels of education and career building. My home includes various furry creatures who all have Latin names that match their personality.

Education and Credentials

My undergraduate degrees are in English (because at the time, I never thought I wanted to teach), and Business (because I like to pay the mortgage and eat). Many years later, I returned to the classroom with something called a laptop and earned my Masters in Counseling. 10 years after that, I returned again to earn my Doctor of Professional Counseling which was conferred in December 2022.

After graduating Summa Cum Laude, I earned my Licensed Professional Counselor, Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, and  Licensed Chemical Dependency Counselor credentials. I later added Substance Abuse Professional. My job roles have included working in a psychiatric emergency room, opening a well-respected non-profit bereavement support satellite, managing Intensive Outpatient Treatment (IOP) for substance abuse treatment, working for a major insurance company, and at a small Junior High and High School, Assistant Principal and School Counselor, and providing family support for a residential treatment center.

My specialty helping professionals evaluate and understand the nature of their substance abuse problem and building a holistic treatment plan emerged when I ran IOP and observed that professionals do not have enough access to evidence based, discreet, custom treatment planning. I am currently working full time as the Clinical Director of  The Prairie Recovery Center.


  • Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC-S)
  • Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT-S)
  • Licensed Chemical Dependency Counselor (LCDC)
  • Substance Abuse Professional (SAP)

5206 3rd St, Suite B
Katy, TX 77493
On the left hand side of the CLS building

(281) 740-7563

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