Areas of Focus
Life can be overwhelming at times, and my goal is to work with clients who are striving to work on themselves. I utilize various therapeutic techniques based on the client’s goals and needs during our work together. I enjoy using an integrative approach with clients as I believe the body and mind are connected and one cannot be healed without the other. I have completed training in integrative medicine and have done extensive research on ways to improve mental health, which I enjoy implementing throughout the therapeutic work. I enjoy working with adults who are struggling with anxiety, depression, trauma, and life transitions. I have worked with many active duty and former military service members, along with their loved ones, on the challenges that military personnel and their family members face. As an Army wife, I understand the unique challenges the military lifestyle can bring for service members and their spouses and children.
Why I love what I do
I love helping people on their individual journeys through life. Everyone has unique experiences, and I enjoy being able to walk alongside them through the ups and downs of life. It is a blessing for me to work with teens and adults while watching them grow and heal, moving towards a better life.
I am a Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor in North Carolina and a Licensed Mental Health Counselor in Florida. I hold a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from The University of Alabama and a Master’s of Science in Psychology from Florida International University. I have pursued post-graduate training, including Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, and am a Certified Integrative Medicine Professional (CIMHP). Prior to working at Foundations Family Therapy, I worked at Holly Hill Hospital in Raleigh for acute care and also have several years of experience working in residential treatment centers treating trauma, substance abuse, mood disorders, and other mental illnesses. I am passionate about the mind-body connection and working with clients to heal their bodies from all perspectives, including mental health and physical health.
What i do
I enjoy traveling and spending time with my family and fur babies. I am a homebody by nature but love to explore the mountains, work out, spend time outside, and take my pups to the dog park. My biggest passion is animals and music, but I also love functional medicine and learning about anything related to healing your body from a natural perspective. I moved to North Carolina from Florida as an Army wife, thus, I also enjoy visiting family on the Gulf Coast whenever I get the chance.