Education & Experience
I received my BA from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and my MA in Counseling from Denver Seminary in Denver Colorado. I achieved the credential of National Certified Counselor (NCC) #202730 as well as my North Carolina License (LPC)#6692. During my internship I worked with a counseling group seeing adolescents, couples,and adults. I also co lead therapy groups for women. Upon graduation I worked part time for 2 years as a counselor on the adult and adolescent in-patient units as well as the outpatient unit at Moses Cone Behavioral Health. In 2007 I transitioned to focusing on my private practice. I am married and we are raising 3 children.
I see myself as a life long student, not only working on my own journey of growth but also in increasing my own base of knowledge and experience so that I may continue to stay abreast in the newest treatment approaches that interest me. I am passionate about authentic connection. Deeper connection with oneself and healthy connection with others. I believe we all are created with the need to be known and to know, to be loved and to love. This requires courage as it means engaging vulnerably. I am drawn to see through a holistic lens incorporating the spiritual, physical, mental, and heart intelligence into my therapeutic approach. I completed The Enneagram Institute Training on the Enneagram (enneagraminstitute.com) and I have done extensive training in breath work and mindfulness modalities. I am on faculty with The Second Breath Center (secondbreathcenter.com formally known as The Servant Leadership School of Greensboro) where I teach a 10 week class on the inward journey and lead breath work and Enneagram workshops and retreats.
I have training, continuing education, or have studied the following treatment modalities:
- EMDR level II training (EMDRIA.org)
- CBT (cognitive behavior therapy)
- Family Systems Theory
- Existential Theory
- Psychodynamic Theory
- Completed The Enneagram Institute Training (2019) on The Enneagram (personality and self-awareness tool) enneagraminstitute.com
- Mindfulness Techniques
- Breathwork Trainer and Facilitator
- Spiritual Direction
Populations I serve and issues I like to work with
I work with adults, couples, families, and adolescent populations. I do not see clients under the age of 15. My areas of speciality include; depression, anxiety, identity-formation, self-esteem issues, grief and loss, marriage/family issues, and spiritual formation.
I love working with those who are struggling with loss in all of it’s forms (death, relational struggles, anxiety, trauma, post abortion stress, chronic self contempt, infertility, loneliness, spiritual dryness, etc.)
My faith is an integral part of my own story. I offer Spiritual Formation for those who desire it. I am a student of the human transformational growth process and I consider it an honor to come alongside those who entrust me during this time in their journey.
I see myself as a compassionate, interactive, passionate, and a practical therapist. My treatment approach is to provide support, insight, and feedback to help clients address current challenges and life long issues. I enjoy coming alongside and advocating for my clients as they choose to bring resolution and healing to a wide range of life challenges and psychological issues. My theoretical approach is integrative, conceptualizing cases, and providing treatment from the existential, spiritual, psychodynamic, family systems, mindfulness, and cognitive approaches. I use the enneagram and mindfulness to increase emotional intelligence, inner groundedness, and increase self compassion.
In addition to counseling I enjoy coming alongside those who are not experiencing psychological crises but are seeking to grow more deeply in their own personal growth. I see consulting as taking someone in their emotional health and stability to even greater self-awareness and growing into their best selves at that point in their journey. The focus of this service may be more present and future oriented. In our counseling or consulting relationship, I would like to invite you into a shared process designed to help you: explore your life, work, and relationships more deeply; understand and receive compassion for yourself and others more fully; let go of those behaviors and beliefs which no longer serve you; become more aware and intentional about your spiritual journey; see yourself through a compassionate lens; and integrate your mind, body, and heart.