“Alone we can do so little, together we can do so much.”
I can help with...
I am trained in...
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)
Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) - EMDRIA Certified Provider
Cognitive Processing Therapy (Trauma informed CBT)
Meaning Centered Psychotherapy/Logotherapy
Narrative Exposure Therapy
Solution Focused Brief Therapy
Strengths Based Therapy
Internal Family Systems
Substance Use Abuse and Disorders
I want to welcome you, I am so glad you are here! Being willing to search out help is one of the most important steps to getting where you want to go. I am passionate about being part of your journey as you move towards the changes you desire in your life.
Therapy can mean different things to different people, including therapists. As an LCSW, I practice from a systems perspective. When I work with clients, it's important that there is an authentic connection between us that feels safe and honest. As we work together, I look through various lens to identify both internal and external factors that are contributing to the problem you are wanting to address.
External factors can include your partner, family members, employer, coworkers, friends and the impact those relationships are having on you. We also investigate societal and cultural influences that may be impacting your life.
Internal factors can include how you are coping, adapting, and managing the stressors and events that brought you to therapy. Internal areas that we explore are your thoughts, emotions and beliefs and how these are impacting your life and the way you interact with the world around you.
Through these different lens, we are able to better understand what is working and what might need adjusted, changed, or used in a different way. I believe just as the body always working towards stability and balance, without realizing it, we are doing that emotionally as well. When unexpected stressors enter our lives, throwing us off balance, we are looking to find balance again. These situations are difficult and also allow us to grow.
Changes in life create a time of transition. These transitional times can be especially challenging and full of potential. I find most people know what they want, they need help with knowing how to make it happen. That is where I come in! My therapeutic approach is client centered, focusing on you as a unique individual and working together to meet your goals in a way that works for you.
My practice includes working with individuals ages 18+. I have been a social worker for over 10 years and for the past 6 years, I have been an adjunct professor at UNC Charlotte in the social work and gerontology programs. I have worked in agency settings with specialization in anxiety, depression, trauma, end-of-life, grief and loss, caregiver fatigue, chronic health issues, and substance use.
I believe therapy is collaborative work between the client and therapist, with the goal of the client moving towards their definition of a better quality of life. Every person defines that differently, that is why I have chosen training in various modalities, to be able to provide you with the right tools to address the problem or issue that brought you in to therapy.