I want therapy to be what YOU want it to be. That is why I take a collaborative approach to counseling. By working together, we can discover what works and doesn’t work for you. With a supportive and nonjudgmental environment, a few evidence-based therapeutic tools, and an unbiased sounding board I believe anyone can create positive change in their life.
If you choose to begin therapy with me, we will work together to identify specific areas of opportunity for improvement and growth. We will review and refine skills and insights that have been helpful in the past, as well as explore what new techniques and thought-patterns might be helpful moving forward. I will encourage your autonomy by allowing you to determine what issues we discuss, what skills you are willing to practice, and at what pace you would like to proceed with making positive changes in your life.
Master of Science in Counselor Education, East Carolina University
Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and Sociology, The University of North Carolina at Greensboro
During my graduate work, I gained experience through internship and volunteer positions within the East Carolina University Physician’s Division of Adult Specialty Care. In these roles, I conducted comprehensive clinical mental health assessments and treatment plans, in addition to providing therapy services to people living with HIV/AIDS.
I also completed an internship with Freedom House Recovery, where I refined my skills in assessment, treatment planning, and both individual and group treatment of substance use disorders.
In addition to internships and volunteer work, I also gained experience in the mental health field working as a Therapeutic Assistant at Veritas Collaborative, a specialty hospital for the treatment of eating disorders. Through this position I gained clinical skills in crisis intervention, meal coaching, and treatment of eating disorders.
Through my work as a licensed professional counselor associate, I have had the pleasure of providing outpatient mental health services to diverse groups of individuals, couples, and families experiencing a wide range mental health concerns.
Blue Cross Blue Shield (most plans)