Areas of Focus
Having a young daughter of my own I have the desire to assist families and parents of young children to teens with issues that are presented during this time. I also love working with late teens/early twenties age individuals that may be struggling with life transitions and generational trauma, or are interested in bettering their mental health. I can also assist with addiction use concerns through the matrix model that will break down the cycle of addiction and its impact on the individual and family/friends. I am a Certified Trauma Professional and view my approach as eclectic, as in I draw from many different therapeutic techniques and models. I primarily use person-centered, cognitive behavioral, existentialism, and motivational interviewing techniques.
Why I love what I do
I love what I do because seeing what others are able to overcome and accomplish through therapy is absolutely amazing. It truly makes me feel anything is possible when you’re offered the best support and validation. Having the ability to offer this to others is the most wonderful gift
I received my Master of Education from NC State University in Clinical Mental Health and Counseling. During my time completing my degree I began working with teens, college students, and adults struggling with social anxiety, depression, post-traumatic stress, suicidal thoughts, life transitions, and family dynamics. I worked with clients on self-growth, grounding, strengthening trust, and communication through a person-centered and cognitive behavioral approach.
After receiving my degree I worked as an outpatient therapist in addictions services. I worked with families and individuals of all ages suffering from addiction in combination with mental health concerns such as depression, anxiety, BPD, and eating disorders. I am a Licensed Clinical Addictions Specialist-Associate and am a Certified Trauma Professional.
What i do
I have a lot of fur babies that I spend most of my free time with! I have 3 dogs, 2 cats, chickens, and ducks. I aspire to have a little farm of my own, so spending time outdoors with my animals, family, and friends is my favorite pastime. I also have a young daughter who is the light of my life, so anything I can do to make her laugh is fun for me!