As a Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor, my passion has been to assist others with finding that light on the other side of a seemingly dark tunnel. I frequently work with adults ages 17+ to help them gain understanding of how our past can influence our present behaviors and emotional responses and assist those struggling with addiction to regain control over their own lives. I enjoy working with couples to develop positive, healthy relationships and interactions with each other through positive communication, conflict resolution, and remembering where the spark originated. I also work with children ages 8-12 years old who are dealing with depression, anxiety, parental separations, bullying, and self-esteem. Through an Adlerian therapeutic approach and using modalities such as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, Trauma Focused-Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, and Solution Focused Therapy, we will work through the challenges that may arise in our everyday lives.
I have a Master of Science in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, Maryland, and am licensed to practice in North Carolina. I became a therapist after spending 8 years in the mental health field working with struggling communities through substance abuse, child sexual abuse, developmental disabilities, dual-diagnosis, and severe mental illness. Many of my clinical experiences over the last 12 years were developed through community mental health, home-based therapy, and mental health practices with children and adults.
I am passionate and dedicated to each individual client that I have the pleasure to assist. I have the understanding and personal experience that therapy can be scary, it can be difficult and overwhelming, but I also know that the therapeutic process is something that you have control over. You are the conductor of the train and I am simply the track to help guide you along the way.