I was born and raised in South Louisiana which makes me the resident Cajun at the Wholeness Center. My childhood was spent traveling across the U.S. as well as Japan as my father was in the United States Air Force. Growing up in the “Sportsman’s Paradise” has taught me to have a healthy appreciation and respect for nature and moving to Colorado has only enhanced that belief.
I received my undergraduate degree in Psychology at Northwestern State University in 1998 and during that time I worked at a Geriatric Psychiatric facility. It was during my time at the Psych Unit where I became aware of the importance of family involvement in the patients recovery. Following graduation I moved to South Texas where I attended/graduated from an accredited Marriage and Family Therapy program at the University of Houston-Clear Lake in May of 2003. I completed my internship at the University of Texas Medical Branch in where I worked at the St. Mary’s Community Clinic as well as the hospital on campus. While working at St.Mary’s clinic, I worked with all ages as well as wide variety of mental health issues. Upon completion of my internship, I was offered a Fellowship at UTMB to continue where I continued my career in the Department of Family Medicine. The winds of change then took me to San Antonio, Texas in the fall of 2004 where I began working at the local community mental health organization. During that time I was an integral part in developing the only child/adolescent crisis unit in the area. Life then took me to Colorado where I’ve resided for the past 5 years. During that time I worked at the local community mental health agency on the intensive, in-home based treatment team where I worked closely with multiple local agencies including the juvenile court system.