Like my clients, I dream of and strive for a world where people are treated with kindness, respect and dignity. Seeking understanding, being highly attuned to emotions, and caring for others is something I have done naturally since as far back as I can remember. Many of my clients also possess these natural abilities and deserve to know that they are worthy of the same support and understanding they provide to others. I care about my clients and I help them process their past experiences, change negative thought patterns, uncover their natural strengths, find self-acceptance, heal from painful relationships, and make choices they take pride in.
I believe that therapy provides a supportive atmosphere where an individual can feel comfortable examining their feelings, thoughts, beliefs, and experiences. I am empathetic, genuine, and nonjudgmental. My approach is conversational and warm. Through our work together, my hope is that you feel comfortable sharing your story. We will explore past experiences to understand how they may be showing up in current relationships with others and in your relationship with yourself. I offer insights based on psychoeducation and incorporate therapy techniques based on your goals. In our sessions together, we will come to a greater understanding of your inner struggles and I will assist you in developing tools that you can use on your journey towards personal growth. Your needs will guide the therapy process.
My areas of focus include depression, anxiety, self-esteem, self-defeating thought patterns, family and relationship issues, codependency, healing from abuse and trauma, and obsessive compulsive disorder. I incorporate a combination of treatment approaches including cognitive behavioral, existential, humanistic, narrative, psychodynamic, dialectical behavior therapy, acceptance and commitment therapy, and family systems therapy, as well as Prepare/Enrich assessments for couples. I am experienced in working with both adolescents and adults and providing individual, group, couples, and family therapy.
Education and Advocacy
I hold a Master of Science in Clinical Mental Health Counseling and am a board-certified therapist, licensed as an LPC and a nationally certified counselor. I am a member of the American Counseling Association and the Licensed Practicing Counselors Association of Georgia. I am a certified Prepare/Enrich facilitator for couples therapy. I have provided both inpatient and outpatient therapy at Ridgeview Institute and have interned at Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta’s Child Protection Center. I have experience assisting in human and child safety awareness and abuse prevention programs, such as Stewards of Children and anti-trafficking campaign INnocence Atlanta. I am also a certified facilitator for Childhelp’s child abuse prevention program Speak Up Be Safe. Among many volunteer efforts I have served as a volunteer at the Million March Against Child Abuse to raise awareness of child abuse prevention. I contribute to and volunteer for human rights causes, animal rights, and efforts to preserve and protect our environment.
If you have any questions or would like to request additional information to help determine if I may be a good fit as your therapist, please feel free to contact me for a free, brief phone consultation. I look forward to speaking with you.
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