I believe everyone needs therapy at some point in their life. We all go through difficult situations in life and need that extra help to assist us, listen to us, and help us think through our options. That is what I am here for...
My style is person centered, I am here to listen and help you come up with solutions to whatever you are facing.
Making that initial step is so scary for many people but once they do, getting connected to the right therapist can be life changing. I always say that choosing a therapist may take some time and they need to be a good match for you: you have to get to know your therapist, their personality, their treatment modalities to make sure they are a right fit for you.
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.
Abuse/Survivors of abuse
Abuse includes any significant mistreatment along the lines of psychical, emotional, sexual, verbal, and neglect. Survivors of abuse may experience negative thoughts and feelings, flashbacks, distrust of others, social withdrawal, self-harm, and increased likelihood of developing mental health and substance abuse issues.
Caregiver stress & support
Caring for a friend or family member (paid or unpaid) includes emotional support, housework, help with finances, medication management, and shopping. Can be stressful, making caregivers more vulnerable to things like anxiety, isolation, and fatigue.
Sexual Harassment & Assault
Sexual harassment is more verbal in nature and entails offensive sexual remarks, unwelcome advances, and/or requests for sexual pleasantries. Sexual assault involves the action of any sexual behavior or contact that occurs without explicit consent or against the wishes of another. Both are unlawful and may lead toward potentially severe psychological distress.
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.
Grief is a reaction to an emotionally significant loss and often comes with symptoms of depression or anxiety. These symptoms can remain intense and last for a long time after a loss, making it difficult to move forward with a healthy lifestyle.
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.
Borderline Personality Disorder
Borderline personality disorder (BPD) is characterized by persistent instability in relationships, extreme emotional reactions, and chronic fear of abandonment. People with this may also tend to be moody, experiencing a lot of high highs and low lows.
Young Adults (18-24)
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
Strength Based Therapy
Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT)
Solution-Focused Brief Therapy
Advanced Certified Hospice and Palliative Social Worker (ACHP-SW)
WV, LCSW, DP00945831
NC, LCSW, C006832
MSW, University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill
I am currently working as the Chief Operating Officer at Hospice supervising a variety of services: kitchen staff, maintenance, housekeeping, IT department, public relations and marketing, volunteers, social work and bereavement, and home-based CNAs. I recently served as the Vice President of Human Resources and Director of Social and Spiritual Services at another Hospice agency supervising social workers and clergy. I have also worked as an outpatient therapist at a medical facility providing clinical assessments, using SBIRT, and providing an integrated form of healthcare. In the past, I have served as an executive director and therapist at a small non-profit agency for 16 years serving victims of sexual violence and domestic violence.
Telehealth, Granite Falls, 28630, NC