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Why Beyond

Once Upon A Time

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I am a military brat who was born in Pennsylvania but raised in Texas. Growing up, I loved to read and write and had dreams of being a lawyer. Ha! However, as I grew up and headed off to college my love for the human mind coupled with my empathetic spirit led me to the road of counseling. 

Fast forward 10 years and I received my Psych degree from Baylor University (Sic Em) and my Masters of Counseling degree from St. Edwards University in Austin, Texas. I am fully licensed as a Licensed Professional Counselor in the state of Texas.

I have been married to my high school sweetheart for 14 years and my biggest achievements call me “Mommy”. My faith in God is the anchor of my life

The Dream

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My dream is to crush the stigma of therapy in my community. After dealing with my own bouts of anxiety and control, it led me to be especially passionate about women of color who struggle with the societal expectations of being “strong and independent” and “black girl magic”, while silently struggling with depression, anxiety, stress, and fear. My other passions include motherhood, marriage,  infertility, relationships, code-switching, and sex related issues. 

This site is an unfiltered look at what’s really in the pot of gold at the end of the rainbow. Beyond the Happy is a place where we can move from the temporary feeling of happiness and unlock peace, joy, and the contentment that lies within regardless of where we are in life.