I have learned over the years that our past does not always define us, and that is a lesson that I continue to instill in my own life and in the life of my kids. While our past may not define us, we can sometimes carry our past with us without realizing it. If we do not properly process those past hurts, trials, and traumas, we could potentially continue to carry them with us throughout life. My hope as a therapist is to help others heal and get to a place where the past is no longer a controlling factor but instead a tool that makes one stronger. I believe that there can be healing, and it is my desire to help others through that process.
I am currently licensed as a School Counselor, an LPC-MHSP(t), and an NCC. I am a trauma-certified counselor and have great passion for trauma therapy. I am also trained in Brainspotting and use that with my clients. Brainspotting is a technique I use to help clients process past traumas. I have training in play therapy as well and can use this in sessions. For the last year and a half, I have been working with middle and high school students doing school-based therapy. Before finishing my master’s in Counseling and School Counseling at Liberty University, I was a business owner for 26 years. I have a degree from the University of Tennessee in Psychology.
In counseling, I have adapted a Person-Centered approach. I believe that healing comes from within and working with a client. My job is to walk alongside my clients throughout the healing process. I want to provide a safe, non-judgmental, environment for my clients to grow in.
When I am not working, I enjoy spending time with my kids or my grandkids. I have 4 wonderful children, a son-in-law, a daughter-in-law, and 3 beautiful grandkids. I love my family and spending time with them. I also love the beach and warm weather.