Everyone has times in life where they feel disconnected, unsure, or unsatisfied. At times like these it can be difficult to reach out for support and to feel heard. I hope to offer a safe, nonjudgmental space to allow my clients to reach their goals and to live a healthier, more fulfilling life. I specialize in working with individuals, couples and families facing problems related to depression, anxiety, addictions, parenting concerns, relational distress, and life transitions. I primarily use Cognitive Behavioral Therapy in my practice, but draw from mindfulness-based therapies, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, and the Gottman Method when working with my clients. I offer individual and family psychotherapy and counseling and provide primarily evening appointments to assist with offering appointment times that fit into busy lifestyles.
Master of Arts in Marriage and Family Therapy, Appalachian State University
Bachelor of Science in Psychology,Western Carolina University
I have had the privilege throughout my career to work in both outpatient community mental health and private counseling practice settings. I began my career working for a small community mental health agency which was focused on providing individual, group, and family therapy for families affected by substance abuse issues. During my time with that agency, I was also able to work closely with adults and adolescents dealing with depression and anxiety. Upon my move back home to Raleigh, NC I began working with a nonprofit private practice dedicated to providing accessible low cost mental health services for adults, children, and adolescents. In that environment, I was able to focus on family and couple’s therapy and was able to provide evidence-based treatment to assist those families with building better communication and behavioral patterns for improved relational satisfaction.
Blue Cross Blue Shield (most plans)
Understanding Assertive Communication
Assertive communication is a skill I inevitably end up building with the majority of my clients, whether they be experiencing depressive symptoms, anxiety, or relational problems. Asking for your own needs seems simple enough, but oftentimes people are concerned that they may…