I am a licensed professional counselor intern living and working in Austin, Texas. I moved to the U.S. from my native country of Poland when I was four years old, and I later came to Texas by way of Tennessee, Kentucky, and Pennsylvania. 

Growing up spanning two different cultures made me appreciate the diversity of this country as well as develop an interest in human behavior. Coming from a long line of helpers I’ve always been drawn towards the helping professions and completed my undergraduate degree in psychology. After earning a master’s degree in organizational leadership and working in the business world for a few years I was left disenchanted with business and felt drawn to pursuing counseling further. However, it wasn’t until I suffered my own two pregnancy  losses that I felt compelled to help others who may be going through their own difficulties and finally pursued my higher education in counseling.

I provide a warm, supportive, and nonjudgmental therapeutic environment for my clients.  I am especially passionate about supporting women through their journeys, whatever their starting point might be, with the goal of finding hope, healing, growth, and empowerment. 

I draw from a variety of orientations when I work with clients as each individual has different needs. The foundation of my approach is person-centered therapy, a collaborative approach in which the therapist is truly partnered with the client and guides them on their path to healing. Other theories I incorporate include attachment theory, internal family systems, mindfulness, interpersonal neurobiology, and body-oriented psychotherapy. I am an avid learner and stay up-to-date on the latest news and research in the field.  I regard it as the highest honor to join my clients on their therapeutic journeys and help them find healing and growth.

 

Education and Credentials

BA, Psychology honors, Vanderbilt University, magna cum laude
MEd, Organizational Leadership, Vanderbilt University
MA, Counseling, St. Edward's University

Member of the American Society of Reproductive Medicine Mental Health Professional Group
Member of the Pregnancy and Postpartum Health Alliance of Texas
Member of the Pregnancy Loss and Infant Death Alliance
Certificate in Basic Infertility by the American Society of Reproductive Medicine
Certificate in Fertility Counseling Postgraduate Course

What is an LPC Intern?

LPC Intern stands for licensed professional counseling intern. As an LPC Intern, I have completed a master's degree in counseling, have passed a national certification examination, and am now earning my 3,000 hours under supervision towards full licensure. This means I meet with my supervisor once a week to discuss cases, treatment planning, and my growth as a therapist. It also means I am able to offer a much lower rate than most fully licensed therapists while having the benefit of working with someone who has been in the field for many years.