Happy is a Licensed Professional Counselor in Texas. She completed her master’s degree in Counseling at Southern Methodist University and holds a bachelor’s degree in Journalism and Spanish from Washington and Lee University. Happy offers individual counseling for adolescents and young adults. She specializes in:
- Depression and Anxiety
- Suicidal Ideation
- Self-harm and other self-injurious behaviors
- Relationship dynamics and boundary issues
- Identity and Purpose
- Spiritual issues
Happy previously worked at Children’s Health as a mental health coordinator in the Emergency Department, where she helped children in crisis and their families navigate the mental health system. While completing her graduate studies at SMU, Happy worked at UT Southwestern Medical Center in the Center for Depression Research and Clinical Care, where she recruited participants for longitudinal studies of depression and resilience. Before that, she worked on the advocacy and public policy team of the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) in Washington, D.C.
Happy completed her counseling internship hours at Carrollton Springs Changes Frisco and Children’s Health. It was in these partial hospitalization and intensive outpatient settings that she developed a passion for working with adolescents, specifically in suicide prevention.
Happy and her husband serve in leadership roles in their local church. In her free time, Happy enjoys running, playing tennis, and enjoying time outside with friends.
One of Happy’s favorite quotes is by Dr. Curt Thompson: “It is only when we are known that we are positioned to become conduits of love. And it is love that transforms our minds, makes forgiveness possible, and weaves a community of disparate people into the tapestry of God’s family.”