Welcome! I'm a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Western North Carolina. I earned my Master of Social Work degree, specializing in grief/loss and addiction, from the University of Georgia in 2008. I have experience as a therapist in a psychiatric hospital, several outpatient clinics, home health and hospice agencies, and more recently, in private practice in my community. I have extensive experience working with those who are coping with depression, anxiety, grief/loss, and trauma/PTSD. Relationship problems and addictive behaviors are also a specialty of mine. And, I am a life coach who enjoys helping others with life transitions.
My treatment approach involves tailoring an individual's needs and goals with evidence-based treatments such as CBT, MI, DBT, Mindfulness techniques, and EMDR. However, the most important aspect of counseling is the building of the therapeutic alliance between the client and the counselor. Being able to create a safe and inviting space for personal work is always the first order of business. It includes offering an open-mind and non-judgmental experience for someone to share their personal story or experiences with me. Being successful in this first step allows me to serve as a conduit to your healing process. In turn, I ask that you come to this space with hope and a sincere desire to improve your life.
In terms of availability, I check and respond to messages at least twice daily. I offer video and phone sessions, typically between the hours of 10:00 am and 6:00 pm during the week. I also have some availability on Saturday mornings.
I look forward to working with you!
- Stress, Anxiety
- Trauma and abuse
I also have experience in LGBT, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Grief, Intimacy-related issues, Eating disorders, Sleeping disorders, Parenting issues, Anger management, Self esteem, Career difficulties, Bipolar disorder
LCSW #C011545 (Expires: 2020-06-30)