Experience with my own neurodivergent children led me to realize the need for parent support in this area. As an educator, I had an advantage while maneuvering through the educational system. I knew the rights of both students and parents in the academic setting. I knew how to have a positive relationship with teachers and administrators. I could also read the assessments and knew the questions to ask in order to get my child’s needs met. I knew the signs from various atypical behaviors that indicated a need to seek help. I can understand how some parents feel so lost when trying to parent their possibly neurodivergent child and get the academic and behavioral support they need. I am here to sincerely support you through this process.
I am also an educator of 25 years, however I recently resigned my teaching position to follow my passion of working with parents and their children to help them problem-solve the daily demands of life. I am married and a mother of four. My children range in ages from 5 years old to 29 years old. Two of my children are neurodivergent. As a family, we spend a lot of time outdoors and enjoy exploring trails in the Austin area.
My undergraduate and graduate degrees are from Texas A&M University in special education and bilingual special education. I have spent many years mentoring teachers and leading professional development for educators in areas such as behavior management, cultural proficiency, and other academic areas.
I work with parents and children in an honest, compassionate, and supportive manner. I am known for creating a comfortable, safe space that is judgment free with realistic expectations. I focus on building a genuine relationship with a child and their family to help them make progress toward their goals. Together we can move forward and celebrate the small victories in life while still addressing areas of need. It is an honor for families to trust me enough to invite me into their not always perfect lives. It is truly my passion to help children and their families to understand each other and find realistic ways to make daily life manageable.
Social and Emotional Learning symposium
Trauma-Informed Care Training
Mindfulness in Schools
Organizational Strategies and study skills for students with Learning Differences
Trust-Based Relational Intervention
National Alliance on Mental Illness
Autism Society of Texas