I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Mississippi with 12 years of experience in the social work field with over 3 years of providing clinical services to clients. I have experience in helping clients to cope with substance abuse addictions, trauma and abuse, anxiety, grief and loss, & parenting issues. I have been able to use my skills in different settings such as a mental health institution, an addiction treatment center, foster care and adoption, and an adolescent group home. I am passionate about bringing hope and healing to individuals and families.
I am certified in Trust-Based Relational Intervention® and I was a certified Mental Health First Aid Instructor for 2 years. I utilize a client-centered and strengths based approach to therapy. I use a variety of therapeutic techniques to include, cognitive-behavioral, psycho-educational, trauma-informed, mindfulness, and story engagement. I am fascinated and deeply moved by each individual’s story from beginning to end. I enjoy “connecting the dots” to how our past experiences affect our mental, emotional, physical, social and spiritual behaviors, both healthy and unhealthy. Everyone has a story, and I would love to assist you in telling yours.
My availability for sessions is usually between 9AM-1:30PM Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday. This schedule has potential to change due to planned vacation, personal time, and/or holidays.
Additional areas of focus: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Intimacy-related issues, Anger management, Self esteem, Career difficulties, Bipolar disorder, Depression, Compassion fatigue, Abandonment, Adoption and Foster Care, Attachment Issues, Blended Family Issues, Caregiver Issues and Stress, Chronic Pain Illness and Disability, Codependency, Communication Problems, Control Issues, Coping with Natural or Human-Caused Disaster, Disruptive Mood Dysregulation Disorder (DMDD), Divorce and Separation, Drug and Alcohol Addiction, Family of Origin Issues, Family Problems, Fatherhood Issues, Forgiveness, Guilt and Shame, Midlife Crisis, Mood Disorders, Obsessions, Compulsions, and OCD, Postpartum Depression, Post-traumatic Stress, Pregnancy and Childbirth, Process addiction (porn, exercise, gambling), Smoking/Vaping Cessation, Social Anxiety and Phobia, Women's Issues, Workplace Issues, Young Adult Issues
Clinical approaches: Attachment-Based Therapy, Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Narrative Therapy, Psychodynamic Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy
MS LCSW C7640
Dru is very kind, compassionate, and understanding. I throughly enjoy working with her.
Written on Nov 07, 2023 after therapy with Dru for 3 months on issues concerning depression, relationship issues, family conflicts, parenting issues, self esteem, and career difficulties
Listens attentively and gives the advice I need to hear not what I want to hear.
Written on Sep 27, 2023 after therapy with Dru for 4 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, and adhd
Written on Sep 13, 2023 after therapy with Dru for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, self esteem, career difficulties, coaching, and adhd
Dru has been so helpful with helping me navigate my grief and anxiety. She has helped me learn how to function in society while also taking time to properly grieve.
Written on Apr 17, 2023 after therapy with Dru for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, addictions, grief, and coping with life changes
I’ve only had one live session so far but she was absolutely wonderful! Never felt so cared for! I felt like I actually had a voice!
Written on Apr 14, 2023 after therapy with Dru for 2 weeks on issues concerning trauma and abuse, grief, self esteem, coaching, and compassion fatigue
Very easy to talk to! Gives you ways of thinking/processing situations and emotions that are easy to understand and help! Highly recommended!
Written on Mar 29, 2023 after therapy with Dru for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, addictions, family conflicts, grief, parenting issues, career difficulties, and coping with life changes