Depression and anxiety run in my large Italian family. Regretfully, I got some of those genes. At 30 years old, I became depressed. After this, I started down the often long road of seeing various psychiatric providers who prescribed various medications, most of which were ineffective. In 2006, my psychiatrist introduced me to brain wave and genetic testing technology. It was amazing and after so many years, this data helped to get me well! It is a powerful approach minimizing the trial and error of standard psychiatry.
For obvious reasons, I became passionate about this approach and decided to develop Mynd Works Psychiatry Concierge Program to provide this life altering approach to as many people as possible. Despite the fact that this technology has been around over 20 years, I am the only provider in Austin that offers the brain wave mapping guided treatment. In addition, I provide a coaching approach to my psychotherapy. This means that we are focused on the future not the past to create new solutions for your life. We become partners in your care and together help you to have the life that you deserve.
I am a direct communicator committed to extraordinary and comprehensive care with a warm, welcoming and ‘real’ approach. I relate to you as a human being capable of most anything rather than as a disease or set of symptoms. I listen to and greatly value what you have to say. After all, you are the expert about yourself and your life. I often say that I don’t have the answers; I have the questions to collaboratively find our way to you being the best you possible. I go for remission. Mediocrity is not acceptable, unless it’s acceptable to you which I then have to respect. I care and you will not only know it, you will feel it. I believe that this approach is key to your trust in me, your partner in you having the life that you want and deserve.
I received my Bachelor of Science in Nursing and have practiced under that licensure for the past 40 years. In 1992, I received my Master’s of Counseling Psychology Degree and opened a private practice. Because I am always a nurse first, I would do a brief psychiatric assessment with my counseling patients. Because many were taking psychoactive medication, I found myself consulting with their psychiatrists in real time. This is when I realized that if I went back to college one more time, that I could do both psychotherapy and medication management. So in 2015, I received my Master’s in Nursing and opened a private psychiatric and psychotherapy practice. And, this is where I am today!
I specialize in Adolescents 16 and over and Adults treating mood, anxiety, post-traumatic stress, substance abuse and more. I enjoy people, kids, dogs, music and have a strong faith in God.
The Founder of Myndworks Psychiatry
Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner
MS in Nursing
University of Texas at Arlington - Arlington, TX
MS in Counseling
Our Lady of the Lake University - San Antonio, TX