I believe wholeheartedly that attending to and prioritizing our mental health is just as important as caring for our physical health. Every person will inevitably experience pain, disappointment, and hardship in life, and these struggles can sometimes take a toll on our mind, body, and emotions. My goal as a therapist is to create a warm, supportive, and non-judgmental environment where you can feel safe enough to be vulnerable and process these experiences and emotions. In my experience working with adolescent and young adult populations, I have utilized an approach that combines Cognitive Behavioral Therapy with elements of Dialectical Behavioral Therapy and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy that is individualized to a person’s expectations, needs, and goals. Working as a team, I seek to help clients build the resiliency to cope with the situations we cannot change as well as the confidence to take on life’s challenges as they occur.
Masters of Social Work, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
BA in Psychology, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
In my three years of counseling experience, I have worked with hundreds of people ranging in age from elementary school children to older adults. During my year as a graduate school intern at UNC-Chapel Hill’s Counseling and Psychological Services, I gained a passion for working with college students in their late teens and in early adulthood, many of whom were navigating new experiences and significant life transitions. After this time period, I earned my clinical license while working in a mental health clinic outside of Charlotte, NC, for two years where I provided short-term and long-term evidence-based therapy to children, teens, and adults of diverse races, religions, identities, and backgrounds. In both of these settings, I gained experience in working with individuals struggling with anxiety, depression, stress, grief and loss, trauma, body image issues, and bipolar disorders.
Blue Cross Blue Shield (excluding Blue Home with UNC Health Alliance and HMO plans)