You have some tough thoughts and feelings to work through. I’m here to help!
Life has taken a lot of interesting twists and turns, and I have landed right where I’m supposed to be. Together, we’ll create a plan so you grow and thrive.
More About Mer...
I know how nervous it feels to take the first steps towards opening up to someone. You want to feel a connection, and you want to feel safe. As your counselor, I will provide you with support and nonjudgmental guidance in a space where you can feel secure. Your struggles and triumphs are between you and me, and the topics we discuss do not leave our sessions. You can rest assured that the first step towards opening up will be worth it!
Wonderous Problem Solver
Regardless of how well prepared we think we are, life tends to throw curveballs that we do not expect. I am here to take these obstacles head-on with you. Together, we will identify the issue, walk through it, and find a solution to help you feel happier and more confident. Life is meant to be lived happily and healthy — let’s get you there!
Clients are not cookie-cutter, and neither are counselors! I love to think outside of the box as we take on one issue at a time that you are trying to manage on your own currently. Having a variety of approaches and tools up my sleeve gives me the edge I need to provide you with the best advice, guidance, and support!
More about me…
I earned my undergraduate degree in Human and Organizational Development at Vanderbilt University. Currently, I am at Northwestern University, obtaining my Masters in Counseling. I am currently a Counselor Intern under the Supervision of Jennifer Ryan, Ph.D., LPC-S, #19003. She can be reached at 214-547-1318. I’m a HUGE animal lover and have two dogs and two cats. I also adore frogs (really any animals at all!) I’m an avid yogi and spin cyclist. Yoga has been a massive part of my addiction recovery and is just as much – if not more – a spiritual practice as it is a physical one for me. I moved to NYC right out of college to pursue a career in musical theatre, and I lived there for almost 14 years before returning to Houston. I also managed a large restaurant in midtown Manhattan for several years. You learn an awful lot about people working in the service industry!
I have always been drawn to the counseling field, and I truly consider this a calling more than a career. Life has taken a lot of interesting twists and turns, and I have landed right where I’m supposed to be. As a child of divorce and alcoholic parents, I am familiar with family trauma, feeling like I need to be “good” to be loved, feeling the need to take care of everyone around me to keep the peace, etc.
I got sober in 2018 and am a member of AA, so I have a deep understanding of addiction and great compassion for those who struggle with it.