“I’ve learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.”
– Maya Angelou
The therapeutic experience should be more than just talking to a friend. I want you to feel you are sitting in front of a seasoned advocate and a partner as you change and grow, or work through pain and struggle.
Guided by a true passion to become a psychotherapist, I went back to school later in life, when my kids began elementary school. During my studies, I was intentional about working with different populations to guide my future clinical practice: I studied neurodevelopmental disabilities (autism focus) within developmental pediatrics, I worked in school social work which helped strengthen my advocacy skills. I have most recently worked as a counselor in a mental health center and thus have a strong clinical background.
In session, my approach is calming and validating; clients tell me I am warm and friendly and easy to connect with and feel at peace with. That makes me prouder than anything. My focus is working with teens through all ages of adults. A small part of my practice includes couples therapy as I study the intricacies of helping heal wounded relationships.
Master’s of Social Work, University of South Carolina, 2015
Licensed Independent Social Worker of Clinical Practice
Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT)
Areas of Interest:
Youth in transition (ages 18-21)
Trauma / Grief