“The creation of a thousand forests is in one acorn.”
Ralph Waldo Emerson
When I first saw this quote (funny enough on my tea bag one night) it made me think of all of the intricacies that go into making a forest; how many things have happened to one little acorn in order to create such a complexity and how much time has passed in order to build this large system. All of this coming from something so unassuming and small.
To me, counseling is a collaboration, embarking on a journey together to create personal growth and positive change. Coming to therapy takes a lot of resiliency, strength, and trust. Therefore, creating a space where my clients feel safe and within a comfortable environment is of the utmost importance. I want you to feel welcomed and I want you to feel heard. While some issues/concerns may be our focus during our work together, I want my clients to make strides towards overall wellness and balance within their lives.
A little bit about my background: I am a graduate of the University of South Carolina’s Education Specialist (Ed.S.) program, on the clinical mental health track. I completed my practicum/internship at USC’s Counseling and Psychiatry center seeing students who came in for a multitude of reasons through both individual and group therapy. I also have experience working as a Registered Behavior Technician with children with autism.
Areas of interest:
Autism-coping, socialization, family relationships