Counseling for me is a career born from a belief that individuals want and need to be heard. The cornerstone of my counseling philosophy is nonjudgmental empathy offered in an inclusive therapeutic space. My academic achievements and lived experiences offer me a strong understanding of human psychology and many opportunities to connect with clients from diverse backgrounds. Therapeutically my desire is to harness the innate strengths of the client so that I may help guide them toward a life characterized by balance, resilience, and joy. Recognizing that the path to healing is multifaceted, I embrace a holistic framework that honors the interconnectedness of the mind, body, and spirit. My use of evidenced based practices tailored to the individual facilitates a collaborative space where clients can develop effective coping strategies, emotional regulation techniques, and positive behavior patterns. My areas of clinical focus include issues relating to anxiety and depression, relationship discord, parenting, childhood and relational trauma, PTSD, cross-cultural transitions, bereavement, loss, and navigating substance abuse and recovery. I am passionate about working with preteens, adolescents, adults, and couples.
Guided by an intrinsic passion for helping others overcome challenges, my academic achievements include a BA from the University of Tennessee and an MA in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Liberty University. As a counselor under supervision, I am currently pursuing my license as a Professional Counselor – Mental Health Service Provider in the state of Tennessee. My work experience prior to earning my M.A. includes human resources, training and development, sales and marketing, management, and real estate.
In my personal time, I love spending time with my family. My husband and I have a daughter and a son who are both active in athletics and clubs. When I am not attending my children’s events, I enjoy hiking, reading, traveling, listening to live music, trying new restaurants, and spending time with friends.