Hello, I am so happy that you are here! That means that you are contemplating the beginning of your therapeutic journey. Reaching out for help is the first and hardest step, it’s also the one that leads to a healthier, happier tomorrow. I truly believe that anyone can benefit from therapy no matter what age, gender or race. I am a Licensed Professional Counselor in the state of Georgia. I am also a National Certified Counselor. I am a Certified Clinical Trauma Professional, Certified Child and Adolescent Trauma Professional, and a Certified Mindfulness-Informed Clinician. I was honorably discharged from the United States Army after serving my country for six years and I enjoy working with the military and civilian community.
My passion lies in assisting people in finding their authentic selves and improving their relationships. In individual or couples’ counseling, whether one’s unhappiness stems from mental health issues or life circumstances, it is my goal to aid them in weeding through their thorns to gain clarity and inner peace from within.
My clients include children, adolescents, families and adults. I have extensive training in treating childhood trauma, anxiety, and depression. I have worked in community mental health settings, schools, inpatient psychiatric facilities, child and family agencies, substance abuse treatment center, and private practice. I utilize a variety of techniques and skills drawn from recognized therapeutic modalities including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Solution Focused, Psychoeducation, Motivational Interviewing, Behavior Modification, Person-Centered, and Mindfulness-Relaxation. Rather than adopting one methodology for all individuals and issues, I draw from a variety of methods to create a tailored approach for each individual and situation. I believe in working in partnership with clients, utilizing their strengths to help them sort out their challenges and achieve their goals
I strongly believe that resolution can’t be found until the pain is dealt with. Life will undoubtedly deal you pain and pain demands attention, it's a visceral signal, it can’t be ignored or pushed aside. Finding your way out of depression, addiction, grief, trauma, anxiety, or any of life's struggles starts with recognizing the pain and knowing that you can discover personal strength and freedom to move on from it.
As a therapist, I am warm, open, encouraging, and direct. I consider myself an active therapist, combining experience, education, creativity, and sense of humor with a down-to-earth, realistic approach to counseling. I strive to bring an effective blend of experience, expertise, clarity, concern and action to the counseling process in order to maximize outcomes and provide genuine healing and wholeness to every client I service. I have found that when using these interventions, clients have the ability to overcome and understand their thought process.
I want to thank you for allowing me to walk beside you on this journey. I look forward to meeting you.
- Stress, Anxiety
- Relationship issues
- Family conflicts
- Trauma and abuse
Addictions , LGBT , Grief , Intimacy-related issues , Parenting issues , Anger management , Self esteem , Career difficulties , Bipolar disorder , Coping with life changes , ADHD , Adoption and Foster Care , Antisocial Personality , Blended Family Issues , Body Image , Caregiver Issues and Stress , Commitment Issues , Communication Problems , Control Issues , Divorce and Separation , Domestic Violence , Emptiness , Family Problems , Fatherhood Issues , First Responder Issues , Forgiveness , Guilt and Shame , Immigration Issues , Isolation/Loneliness , Jealousy , Life Purpose , Midlife Crisis , Military and Veterans Issues , Multicultural Concerns , Personality Disorders , Phobias , Postpartum Depression , Posttraumatic Stress , Pregnancy and Childbirth , Prejudice and Discrimination , Self-Love , Sexual Assault and Abuse , Social Anxiety and Phobia , Women's Issues , Workplace Issues , Young Adult Issues Read more...
Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Narrative Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy
LPC #009518 (Expires: 2022-09-30)
I am very comfortable and respect my counselor