As a counselor, I believe that I am here to serve clients by helping them create goals concerning emotional, mental, and spiritual health. My desire is that I can assist clients in feeling safe, accepted, and loved, as well as challenged. I think that something important happens within us when we not only speak the truth about ourselves (the beautiful and the messy), but we are seen and met in it…much like Jesus meets with us in our messiness. That is what I believe counseling is—a small representation of how God embraces us where we are and walks with us through it. I'm convinced that emotional healing is real, and although I can help facilitate that healing through use of a professional therapeutic relationship and different therapies, I believe only the Lord brings true healing and change. That said, it is completely up to the client if and how much Christian spirituality is incorporated into our sessions.
Simply, it is an honor to walk with people, no matter their background.
I earned an MA in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Wake Forest University in 2014 and am licensed in North Carolina as a Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor (LCMHC #11096). My experience includes working with teens and women struggling with depression, anxiety, trauma, OCD, Bipolar Disorder, relationship issues, anger management, life transitions, spiritual concerns, and holistic wellness.
Additionally, my passions lie in facilitating emotional healing for women with trauma. I have completed EMDR basic training and hope to continue advancing in this technique. It also brings me great joy working with college-aged individuals as they navigate through young adulthood and identity discovery. My therapeutic approach includes a blend of Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, and Psychodynamic Therapy while integrating EMDR as appropriate.
On a more personal note--when I am not counseling, I love quality time with my husband and kids, going for a walk with friends, eating pasta, and traveling.