During my senior year at Texas Tech University, while volunteering in a special education classroom, I found a love for children affected by autism and related behavioral disorders. The moment I met this group of spirited children, I knew I had found my calling. After graduating in 2000 with a degree in Psychology, Biology and Exercise & Sports Sciences, I returned to the Dallas/Fort Worth area and continued my work with special needs children as an ABA/Registered Behavior Therapist and parent trainer in various settings, including in-home, public schools, private schools and most recently at the Center for Autism and Developmental Disabilities in Dallas, Texas.
With 20 years of experience as a behavior therapist, I understand the importance of the parent’s role in the treatment of their child. I have witnessed firsthand parents becoming empowered when they learn how to play, interact and communicate with their children. With this new sense of clarity, parents experience a decrease in stress which naturally leads to an increase in healthy interactions and a strengthened bond between parent and child.
Having a child with behavioral issues and developmental delays can put stress on and create an imbalance in the entire family unit. My goal at Keller Child and Family Therapy is to make life better for the family by focusing on the well-being of each family member. Supports I use to create balance often include assessment, programming, parent training, individual behavior therapy, home visits, coordinating resources, consulting/coordinating treatment with other providers and sibling workshops.
I feel a work-life balance is essential for personal wellbeing. I enjoy every minute I have with my children, family, and friends. I love spending time in or near water, listening to all types of music and experiencing new places and things. To support a healthy mind and body, I also practice Pilates and mindful meditation throughout the week.
My passion is helping others and I hope to have the opportunity to assist you in creating a better life for your family!
What Makes Us Different?
- Grounded and honest therapy
- Find your inner peace
- Express yourself in a safe environment
- Thrive in a collaborative environment