Sakile (pronounced Suh-Key-Lay) was born and raised in Houston, TX. She attended the University of Miami (it’s all about the U!) where she played volleyball and received a Bachelor of Science in Exercise Physiology. After graduation, she decided to do an internship with Fellowship of Christian Athletes (FCA), where she ultimately discovered her love for serving people. Because she was always interested in psychology (it was actually her first college major) and understanding what makes people who they are, Sakile decided that counseling would be the perfect field for her.
Reflecting on her own college experience has made Sakile realize a desire to help teens and young adults navigate that sometimes difficult season of life. After completing over half of her master’s program, Sakile has also developed a want to work with couples. She plans to earn a Master of Arts in Biblical Counseling from Dallas Theological Seminary in the Spring of 2022.
Sakile is empathetic, caring, and non-judgmental. Working with people across all faiths, she believes that the therapeutic relationship should transcend differing cultures, faiths, and backgrounds. She values the therapeutic relationship because it can be foundational for change and growth.
Her draw to solution-focused therapy and cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) is due to her strong belief about the connection between how people think and feel with how they behave. Building a client’s self-efficacy, self-confidence, and self-esteem is something she finds important and necessary.
Sakile recently married her college sweetheart! She is both a full-time student and a part-time worker at her husband’s business. In her free time, she enjoys bowling, traveling to tropical destinations, and playing card games.