When I was a defiant and moody teenager, my parents sought therapy for me. Therapy was place in which I felt supported and understood. I was able to learn great insight into how I tick and understanding others’ perspectives. It was through that experience that I was inspired to create an environment for others that was both validating and encouraging for personal growth.
I aim to establish a therapeutic relationship that enables my clients to move forward with their goals, whether it be their self-image, personal relationships, managing difficult emotions, or getting through an especially challenging life event. I pull from a number of different theories and therapeutic approaches. However, I believe that without a strong therapeutic relationship, no work can be done, thus that is my main focus.
I can appreciate that waving the white flag and taking the step to meet with a mental health professional is not an easy task for many. I applaud those who take the risk to open up to a therapist, ask for that outside perspective, and take the plunge inward to learn more about how they can meet their goals!
Masters of Social Work, East Carolina University
Bachelors of Social Work, North Carolina State University
After graduating with my master’s in social work, I worked in community mental health, providing in-home therapy for families with children who were having difficulties with behavior and mental health. Following that, I worked alongside a psychiatrist in private practice for four and a half years. During that time, I was able to work with people through a diverse range of challenges. I completed intensive training in Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) and sharpened my Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) skills.
I enjoy working with individuals, adolescents, families, and couples in achieving their wellness goals. I have experience helping individuals with an array of diagnoses such as Depression, Generalized Anxiety, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD), Social Anxiety, Bipolar Disorder, Borderline Personality Disorder, to name a few.
Blue Cross Blue Shield (most plans)