I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and Board-Approved Supervisor in the State of Texas. I hold Bachelors’ degrees in Social Work and Liberal Arts-Spanish from Southwest Texas State University (currently Texas State University) in San Marcos and a Master of Social Work degree from Our Lady of the Lake University in San Antonio. I have also completed a Project Management Course at St. Edward’s University in Austin.
I am the owner of Journeys Counseling Services, PLLC and have offices in San Marcos and Wimberley. I have been a licensed Social Worker in the state of Texas since 1987. My career has been focused on trauma and the ways humans cope. I have been working to end the pain caused by sexual violence and trauma since 1985. I have provided therapy to children, adolescents and adults. I am an experienced trainer and speaker. I have provided training to Judges, attorneys, nurses, mental health clinicians, law enforcement officers, probation and parole officers, polygraphers, and the public. I participated in a documentary on sex offenders and have been interviewed by radio, television, and print media in both Spanish and English.
I have served on local, state, and international boards related to mental health service delivery. I have presented at local, state, national, and international conferences. I have served as a member of the Executive Board of Directors for the Association for the Treatment of Sexual Abusers, the Texas Association Against Sexual Assault and the Association for Substance Abuse Programs. I am a co-author of “Recognition, Response, and Resolution: Historical Responses to Rape and Child Molestation” in The Prevention of Sexual Violence; A Practitioner’s Sourcebook.
I am the former Executive Director of a state agency and a substance abuse program. I am in private practice, supervising Master Level Social Workers and teaching at Texas State University. My clinical practice focuses on assisting clients to move through life as the strongest person they can be. I am compassionate and caring. I believe we all have a journey in life and when our road takes an unexpected turn, we do not have to travel it alone.