I am an LCSW licensed in Tennessee with over 4 years of experience working as a therapist and over 13 years working in mental health treatment. I have worked with clients with a wide range of concerns including depression, anxiety, relationship issues, parenting problems, and career challenges. I have also helped many people who have experienced addiction problems.
My counseling style is warm and interactive. I believe in treating anyone with respect, sensitivity, and compassion, and I don't believe in stigmatizing labels. My approach combines cognitive-behavioral, mindful practice, and psychodynamic counseling. I will tailor our dialog and treatment plan to meet your unique and specific needs.
It takes courage to seek a more fulfilling and happier life and to take the first steps toward a change. If you are ready to take that step I am here to support and empower you.
- Stress, Anxiety
I also have experience in LGBT, Family, Trauma and abuse, Grief, Intimacy-related, Parenting, Anger, Self esteem, Career, Bipolar
LCSW #6455 (Expires: 2020-01-31)
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