I originally set out to be in the corporate world having had a business degree. After the urging of a friend to apply for a position in social work I succumbed to what I was most passionate about, helping to strengthen families. I realized in strengthening families you must first strengthen the individual. Unfortunately, within our society we no longer seem to focus on the importance of the strength of intact families and how much it plays a part into many of the overall problems we want to resolve. The other part of this is the importance of financial literacy.
Reoccurring themes/issues I have noticed in working with individuals is the amount of influence social media has begun to effect the overall mood and perception of individuals. I am finding the more time spent on social media an individual consumes the higher the amount of internal judgement an individual has on self.
Depression often causes people to feel sad, empty, or hopeless, and can cause a lack of interest in life. It can also affect a person's thinking patterns and physical health.
Anxiety can mean nervousness, worry, or self-doubt. Anxiety disorder is a mental health disorder that entails excessive, repeated bouts of worry, anxiety, and/or fear.
Positive and negative change can be difficult, including things like moving, breaking up, adjusting to parenthood, or changing careers. It’s normal to feel stressed, however, life transitions can inhibit people from living healthy lifestyles.
Post-traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
PTSD is a condition that is precipitated by a perceived terrifying event. This event need not occur directly to the person but may happen vicariously—having seen something terrible happen to another person. The condition may last months or years while symptoms include ruminating thoughts, flashbacks, nightmares, intense anxiety when triggered, and potential substance abuse in attempt to cope.
Trauma is the result of experiencing a perceived, extremely distressful event. Although the stress threshold for each person differs, meaning that each person considers and experiences trauma differently, it is an event that tops one’s threshold. It exceeds one’s ability to cope or emotionally process. Symptoms may include shock, anxiety, confusion, hopelessness, feeling disconnected, mood swings, nightmares, and intrusive thoughts.
Designed to help people choose, change, or leave a career at any stage of life. Careers are often wrapped up in people’s perceived identity, therefore, any change can cause anxiety and/or depression.
Workplace issues are a common source of stress and can include interpersonal conflict, communication problems, gossip, harassment, discrimination, low motivation and job satisfaction, performance issues, and poor job fit.
Refers relationship issues with a partner or spouse. Can include issues related to relationship distress, relationship satisfaction, communication, intimacy, etc.
Self-esteem is the degree to which a person feels confident, valuable, and worthy of respect. Feeling low self-esteem can influence overall well-being and be linked to anxiety and/or depression.
Concerns that impact school performance or academic life. Can include perfectionism, bullying, financial stress, academic transitions, test anxiety, balancing school with other responsibilities, discrimination, or harassment.
Young Adults (18-24)
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
Solution-Focused Brief Therapy
National Certified Counselor
Georgia Certified School Counselor
GA, LPC, LPC012313
Masters of Education, Professional Counseling, University of West Georgia
Over the past years I have helped adults and children find their voice after having it taken away by various life events. Walking along side individuals when they feel alone without passing judgement is my specialty. I am familiar in working in community and school settings and understand how each perceive mental health. I have worked with various stakeholders in assisting children and young adults successfully advocate for themselves.
Remote Therapy, MARIETTA, 30062, GA