As a therapist I consider myself to be a collaborator, a coach, a sounding board, and a guide. My approach can probably best be categorized as “cognitive behavior therapy” (CBT), an approach that I find gives my clients and me a great shot at establishing a solid foundation on which we can build our therapeutic relationship. From this foundation I aim to help people build a framework through which I can assist them in better understanding and, more importantly, acting in their lives.
Master of Social Work, Western Carolina University
BA Psychology, The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
I’ve been fortunate to have had a number of diverse work experiences early in my career. I’ve spent several years working in community mental health centers delivering mental health treatment and support to adults facing severe mental illness as well as in supporting children and their families. I’ve worked at a homeless day shelter where I often met people at the lowest point in their lives, but which also allowed me to witness how beautiful the rise from that lowest point can be. I was a research clinician at the University of North Carolina School Of Medicine’s Department of Psychiatry and it was there that I developed a more mature understanding of mental illness as well as mental health. Most recently, I have focused on providing individual and family psychotherapy helping people overcome life obstacles associated with mental health concerns such as ADHD, Autism, anxiety and depression as well as with difficult life events ranging from coping with the death of a loved one to adapting to life with a chronic medical condition.
I founded The Mindly Group, PLLC in 2012 with the aim of establishing a group of mental health professionals dedicated to the advancement of mental health services in our community. In June of 2015, I founded Third Wave Psychotherapy, PLLC, a psychotherapy specialty clinic focused on the provision of “third wave” cognitive behavioral therapies.
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