Elizabeth grew up in Austin, Texas and graduated from The University of Texas at Austin with a Bachelor of Science degree in Human Development and Family Sciences. Upon graduation, she moved to Dallas and completed her Master of Arts degree in Counseling at Dallas Theological Seminary.
Her desire to become a therapist began during her experiences mentoring younger students in Young Life and at her church. It was through these opportunities that she realized her passion for offering encouragement and support to children and teens. Elizabeth’s clinical training and professional experience span a variety of therapeutic settings including a residential treatment facility, non-profit counseling organizations, and now private practice. Before coming to Sparrow House, Elizabeth was a clinical therapist at a treatment center for adolescents with substance use disorders and other various mental health issues. There, she gained experience in individual, family, and group counseling, crisis intervention, and risk assessments. Elizabeth’s areas of interest include helping children and adolescents with anxiety, depression, trauma, substance use, ADHD, disruptive behaviors, perfectionism, and adjustment to difficult circumstances. She finds great purpose walking alongside children, teenagers, and families as they find healing and freedom amid life’s challenges.
In her free time, Elizabeth enjoys exploring Dallas with her husband Andy, spending quality time with family and friends, searching for new plants and flowers, and reading books – best paired with a good cup of coffee.