I love working with adults (age 18 and up) on anxiety, depression, attachment styles, and body image issues. My ideal clients are those who feel like they have been repeating habits and behaviors that are unhealthy and are wanting to learn how to change those patterns. I teach clients how to identify personal and interpersonal needs that are currently unmet and how to set more effective boundaries. I enjoy assisting clients who want to better understand their behaviors and learn how to develop self-awareness skills to help them feel more in control of their lives. I believe feelings should be validated and also can be regulated for better communication. My approach with clients is warm and also direct when appropriate. I am certified in Accelerated Resolution Therapy (ART) which utilizes rapid eye movements and guided imagery to help clients live with peace after spending years suffering from trauma symptoms, panic disorders, anxiety, and depression. I also utilize Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) informed modalities to teach clients distress tolerance and interpersonal relationship skills.
I have a Master’s Degree from (the) Ohio State University and a BA in Psychology from UNC-Asheville. I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (C010643). I started my career in Chicago because I had a yearning to live in a large city. However, I soon realized how much I missed the mountains (read: biscuits) in North Carolina and returned in 2017. Summer is my favorite season because my dog, Sprout (pictured, of course), is more likely to join me outside and also I am a baseball fan. I am a step-mom to two elementary-school-aged kiddos, as well.
Please reach out to me at 828-481-8660 or complete the contact form to schedule a free 15 minute phone consultation to learn more! I look forward to hearing from you and answering any questions you may have.
Note: I am an out-of-state tele-health provider for the state of Florida. flhealthsource.gov/telehealth