Hello! I am a licensed clinical social worker and have worked for the past 19 years treating anxiety, depression, trauma, and general life stressors at community mental health clinics, private mental health clinics, schools, and within the insurance industry and non-profit sector. I earned a Master’s Degree in Social Work from the University of South Carolina (1999) and a B.S. in Psychology from Guilford College (1996). Since 2014, I have been dedicated solely to private practice. I also have experience working in medical social work, hence my interests in working with people with co-occurring health problems as well as with health care providers themselves. I enjoy working with people from diverse backgrounds. I am LGBTQIIA-friendly.
My clients tell me that I am approachable and warm. I strive to be non-judgmental. I tailor my approach to each individual client and draw upon therapy techniques that bring intention and change to one’s thought patterns and the importance of self-compassion and mindfulness. I offer trauma work including EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing) to help people move through past negative experiences. I frequently draw on the power of music, art, and community involvement to support people to live their fullest lives. I work to help people use their existing strengths to develop new thought patterns and skills that will serve them well and help them get through any blockages they may be experiencing. Research shows that a strong and trusting rapport between therapist and client is the best predictor of successful therapeutic work. Consultations are essential to assessing a perfect fit between patient and therapist. Because of this, I offer free phone consultations.
Please call me to schedule a consultation at 984-377-2790.