I am a Licensed Clinical Social Work Supervisor (TX License #55680) with experience in private practice, research, academic & community-based mental health care settings. I served as a Clinical Director in a local group practice prior to opening my own practice. I have worked as a research specialist at UT Health San Antonio Department of Psychiatry and as an adjunct instructor in the UTSA MSW program. My community-based work includes developing innovative programs for integrated healthcare & mental healthcare for people experiencing houselessness, First Episode Psychosis, peer support services in LMHA clinics and re-integration from long term residence at State Hospitals into community housing.
My clients have described me as "results driven with a clear vision forward no matter what I bring to session", "someone who calls me on my bullshit but in a way I don't feel judged", "imaginative", "like a really encouraging but intense coach for your mental health", "relatable", "never judges" and "like talking to a friend but they know so much about this stuff- like an archeologist but for your mind".
Professional Awards & Presentations
Presenter at 2012 Council for Social Work Education National Conference
April 2014 "Innovator in Recovery” by Via Hope Texas Mental Health Resource
Poster Presentation at 2014 National Health Care for the Homeless Conference
Presidential Symposium Panelist at 2015 American Psychological Association Convention
2019 Social Worker of the Year by National Association of Social Workers in the Alamo Area Branch
2020 Jonas Award for "individuals who go above and beyond to move equality forward for the LGBTQ+ Community" from PFLAG San Antonio
Community Work Highlighted in Media