From professional and personal experience, I know that life does not always go as we may have planned. I am passionate about helping individuals work through unexpected events, as well as past experiences that may be causing current issues and disconnect in life. As I work with individuals, one of my primary goals is to help my clients feel heard, seen, and respected. I have worked with a variety of life stages including ages 4-70. I have experience working in a variety of settings including hospitals, colleges, recovery centers, private practice, foster care, and international work. I have worked with problems related to anxiety, depression, eating disorders, LGBTQ, relational disconnect, and childhood and domestic violence abuse.
I take on a humanistic perspective meaning that I believe that everyone has the potential to change and we all have a desire to feel worthy, needed and loved. I believe that it is important to help people develop a lifestyle that matches one’s values and beliefs whatever that may be. I believe that one of the most important aspects to therapy is the counseling relationship that is formed within the therapy room.
I will be graduating from Richmont Graduate University with a MA in Clinical Mental Health Counseling with a specialization in trauma. I also have a specialty in art therapy which I obtained from the University of Louisville.
I was born and raised on a small family farm in Knoxville, and even though I have not always lived here, I have always considered K-town my home. In my free time I enjoy creating art, refurbishing antique furniture, and reading. I also enjoy spending time outside hiking, cycling, gardening, training for triathlons, and traveling to new places whether that be to a new nearby city or internationally.
Specialties include (but not limited to): relational conflict, attachment wounds, trauma, addictions, anxiety, and depression.