I view therapy as a process during which individuals, couples, and families are given the chance to discover strengths, solutions, and abilities that are already within but may be overshadowed by various obstacles in life. I believe that change happens when individuals are given a safe space in which to be themselves, feel heard, process decisions, and connect emotionally with others. I hope to provide such a space and look forward to celebrating positive changes in the lives of my clients. I primarily utilize Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) but incorporate Emotionally Focused Therapy, Gottman Method Couples Therapy, and PREPARE/ENRICH interventions when working with couples.
Masters of Science, Marriage and Family Therapy, East Carolina University, 2010
Bachelor of Arts, Psychology, Meredith College, 2008
I’ve had the opportunity to work in a variety of settings with multiple populations and concerns. Early in my career, I worked primarily with children, adolescents, and teenagers, as well as their families, in the home environment. Since then, I have worked one-on-one with individuals detoxing from alcohol and other substances and facilitated treatment groups in an inpatient setting. For the last several years, my focus has been in private practice and I have experience with challenges such as marital and other relational conflicts, infidelity, depression, anxiety, self-esteem and many other issues that individuals face every day. I am always seeking to develop my skills and learn new things. Currently, I am certified to facilitate the PREPARE/ENRICH pre-marital and marital enrichment programs. Additionally, I have completed the Level 2 training of Gottman Method Couples Therapy. My training in Marriage and Family Therapy allows me to view all situations through a systemic lens, meaning that I take into account how each individual is impacted by their relationships, families, friends, school, church, and work.
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