From a young age, I was curious about psychology and how people's internal worlds directed their external ones. In college, I studied psychology. There, the world opened to me. I learned what I had already suspected: that we all carry emotional wounds, sometimes very old ones, that affect how we behave in the world.
I learned that healthy relationships positively affect the brain and the body and are essential to healing and readying ourselves for true growth and change. I believe in love and its transformative power.
Helping people is my passion. I have dedicated my life to learning as much as possible and have become certified in multiple modalities that focus on individuals and couples.
I never tire of this work and am humbled by the rich complexity of human lives, emotions, and behaviors. I believe we can heal and grow and experience true joy and connection with our partners and ourselves.
In addition, I train other therapists, and can speak English, French and Arabic, which I am happy to do in therapy.
Master's degree in educational psychology from the University of Houston, 1986.
Certified Emotionally Focused Couples (EFT) therapist and supervisor and a member of the International Center for Excellence in Emotionally Focused Therapy (ICEEFT).
Certified Gottman Method couples therapist, certified Gottman couples workshop leader, certified Level I trainer, and a member of the Gottman Institute.
Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist LMFT-S by the Texas State Board of Examiners of Marriage and Family Therapists.
Licensed professional counselor supervisor LPC-S by the Texas State Board of Examiners of Professional Counselors.
Clinical member of the American Association of Marriage and Family Therapists, member of the Texas and Houston Associations of Marriage and Family Therapists, and previous board member of Houston Group Psychotherapy Society.
I am fluent in English, French, and Arabic, and conduct therapy in any of these languages.