- Adoption Counseling
- Assertiveness and Confidence
- Attachment Insecurity
- Blended Families
- Career Goals
- Child Behavior/Defiance
- Communication Skills
- Conflict Management
- Divorce Recovery
- Emotional Intelligence
- Impulse Control
- Stress management
- Time management
EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE
- BA, Elementary Education
- MA, Clinical Mental Health Counseling
- C-SSRS Certified
- First Grade Teacher, JJ Finley Elementary
- In-home Skills Development Specialist, Adult and Child Health
- EMDR Trained
- Supervised by Lisa Harris, MA, LMHC, Registered Play Therapist
Helping Clients Thrive
My approach to therapy is always to meet clients where they are at. Going to counseling for the first time can be intimidating and I hope to create a safe and engaging environment where each client feels accepted, heard, and seen. My goal is to work together to find ways to help clients thrive and be the best they can be. I enjoy helping clients find and value their strengths, which can aid in managing stress and trauma.
I am gentle, kind, accepting, empathetic, and patient with my clients. My desire is to be a consistent person who can sit with clients in their grief, frustration, and stress and to help them find a way back to joy.
My heart is to work with women, children, and families. I work from a CBT lens of therapy, meaning I believe that how we think affects our behavior and emotions. I also practice from a holistic approach to counseling, focusing on each aspect of the client. The mind, body, and spirit are all connected and are therefore all addressed in sessions with clients.
What I Do For Fun
When I am not working, I enjoy traveling, spending time with friends and family, playing games, and experiencing new things. I love to live adventurously and fully. I am always looking for new places to go, food to try, and cultures to discover. I also love a relaxing evening with a good book or movie and a sweet treat.
What I Like Best About Being a Therapist
I love being a counselor because I feel honored every time someone trusts me with their story and privileged to be the one to help them find peace and meaning from it. I love being able to give children and adults a safe place to just be. There are way too many pressures in this world, and I hope to be a safe haven where stories are held, feelings are validated, and beliefs are valued. I enjoy helping clients grow and thrive into who God has called them to be. I believe in helping people see the beauty in what feels like a mess and finding hope again.