About Me

I have been a School Counselor for twenty-eight years - Pre-K 4 - Grade 12 in the Archdiocese of Galveston - Houston, the Archdiocese of Los Angeles, and Spring Independent School District in Spring, Texas.  I have also maintained my private practice for the past seventeen years, and I am entering my thirty-eighth year in the counseling field and still feel very passionate about my work.  The schools that I was employed at as School Counselor for the Archdiocese of Galveston - Houston were: (1) Mount Carmel High School; (2) Seton Catholic Junior High School; (3) Our Lady of Guadalupe; (4) St. Helen Catholic School - Pearland, Texas; (5) St. John Paul II Catholic School; and currently (6) St. Thomas More Parish School.

I graduated from Pepperdine University in Malibu, California, receiving my B.A. degree in Communications - 1978.  I received my M.A. degree in Counseling and Guidance from Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles, California -1979. 

Through continuing professional development, I am a Licensed Chemical Dependency Counselor, Master Addiction Counselor, Internationally Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselor, Advanced Alcohol and Drug Counselor, and Anger Resolution Therapist.

My philosophy of education wholeheartedly reflects our 2017-2018 theme at St. Thomas More Parish School which is, "Imagine with all your mind. Believe with all your heart.  Achieve with all your soul."  There must be a balance of these three precepts to guide students throughout their entire educational journey.  Education is to activate the mind, heart, and soul to make responsible decisions in the student's personal life as well as his/her academic and professional life.  To be fully educated, you cannot only be concerned with developing the mind!  From my experience, I look at the heart and soul as the catalyst of formative education and the mind follows.