"I love being a counselor and seeing people in the midst of a challenging event come to the realization that life is going to be okay. Helping them discover the path they were really meant to be on and how to reach their goals keeps me pushing towards my passion."
My passion lies in empowering my clients of all ages! I work with children, adolescents and adults at the practice. I facilitate individual, family, and couples counseling. I have advanced training with children, as I've worked as a middle school counselor for 18 years. I have had the ability to collaborate in schools, as well as the community to educate and promote healing with children and parents. I can assist parents in learning skills to manage their children's behaviors due to school issues or family dynamic changes. I also offer support in navigating 504 Plans and Individualized Education Plans (IEP).
I use cognitive behavioral therapy while I explore the link between your thoughts, feelings, and behaviors. I have had the awesome opportunity to train with the Hypnosis Motivation Institute. When appropriate, I introduce these skills into my work with clients. I utilize motivational interviewing in my work as a therapist because it helps clients resolve feelings of uncertainty and insecurity to find the internal motivation they need to change their behavior. Intrinsic motivation makes for the best changes! It is a regular practice to teach my clients mindfulness skills to manage their emotional distress. I am a Therapy Dogs International Handler, and have a sweet pooch named Chloe who we may assist in our work together if appropriate.
My ideal client is:
- An anxious or sad child or adult
- Experiencing relationship issues
- A confused parent
- Struggling with adult or child ADHD
- In need of flexible afternoon or evening appointments.
I accept all Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO plans and Medcost (CBHA). I am out of network with all other insurance plans, and I can offer an invoice to submit towards your out of network benefits for potential reimbursement.
Self-Pay Rate: $125 per 55 minute session.
Canisius College, Master of Science in Counselor Education
North Carolina Licensed Professional Counselor
National Certified Counselor