Cori is an EMDR-trained therapist who works with individuals couples, and families with a variety of backgrounds and challenges. Cori’s specialties include trauma, identity, relationships, and anxiety, and she also has advanced training in sex therapy and racial trauma.
Beyond individual counseling, Cori enjoys working with dating couples who are planning their forever, and with married couples for whom forever has turned into “for what?” Couples counseling can be a place to explore next directions for your relationship, whether you choose to improve it, take it to the next level, or even end it. She also works with families looking to move from conflict to better connection.
Cori was born in Michigan, but raised in Dallas. Cori earned her Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and Philosophy from Southern Methodist University (SMU). While working as a study abroad advisor, Cori discovered a connection between her various interests and previous experiences mentoring, tutoring, and life coaching–especially in underserved communities. What began as a desire to tear down stigmas and barriers surrounding mental health, particularly in the Black community, developed into a passion for creating healing spaces that address individual and systemic strengths and challenges. Cori returned to SMU to earn her Master of Science in Counseling with a focus on professional counseling and marriage and family therapy.
Cori believes we all have the personal power either to change our situation or to change within it. From experience, Cori knows this often is not easy to do and that counseling and community can help with navigating the transition.
In her free time, Cori can be found doing anything from binge-watching shows on Netflix to traveling around the world. She loves to dance (usually on-beat) and sing (usually off-key).