Do you feel stressed, anxious, or overwhelmed in your own life? Do you feel like if you could just change that *one* thing, your life could change? Does your relationship make you feel isolated, even with the one you love most? These are all normal questions people find themselves asking at some point in their lives.
As a therapist, I prioritize the therapeutic relationship, offer empathetic listening, and facilitate individual and relational growth. I want clients of all ages and abilities to feel empowered and never shamed in this space. I guide my practice by using a non-judgmental, strengths-based approach to therapy.
I work with children, adolescents, and adults affected by anxiety, relational stress with others, life transitions, self-esteem, and grief. I also work with couples and families who may be experiencing unwanted amounts of conflict or relational stress or who would like to create more intimacy within their relationships.
My Experience & Education
I have experience working with both individuals and couples/families. I have worked with individuals and couples of all ages and all abilities affected by anxiety, depression, trauma, relational stress, self-esteem, life transitions, and attention-deficit disorders. Outside of the office, I assisted in leading an art therapy camp for children, and I have worked as a caregiver for an individual with Down Syndrome for more than a year.
I graduated with both for my undergraduate and graduate degrees from the University of Georgia. My degrees include a Master of Social Work (MSW), a Bachelor of Science in Psychology (B.S.), and a certificate in Marriage & Family Therapy (MFT). I am currently a Licensed Master Social Worker (LMSW), and I am in the process of becoming a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW).
I hold additional certifications for working with both individuals and couples. Within my work with individuals with anxiety, I am certified in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and Exposure and Response Prevention (ERP). For working with couples, I am Gottman Level 1 certified, which is useful with couples wanting to decrease conflict and increase intimacy with each other. I am also trained in Discernment Counseling, which is designed for mixed-agenda couples who want to explore whether to stay together or pursue separation.
What to Expect from Me
As a therapist, I often use a person-in-environment perspective, which looks into all the important systems that makes us who we are, including families, communities, and cultures. I incorporate evidence-based interventions into practice, including Acceptance & Commitment Therapy (ACT), Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT), expressive arts practices, and mindfulness-based exercises.
I currently offer in-person and telehealth therapy sessions on Mondays and Tuesdays. I look forward to learning more about you!