I believe that one of the biggest barriers for people seeking therapy is the stigma that is often associated with it, the idea that somehow you are "broken". Many people "suffer in silence" because they feel that going to someone else for help means that they "failed" or that they weren't strong enough to deal with their concerns on their own. This is particularly the case with a lot of males who grew up with "Real men don't cry", "Man up!", "Emotions are weakness." being repeated to them as well as women who had to "Be strong for the children." and "Not cause trouble in their household.". As a therapist I've learned that no-one is stronger than those that know that there is no weakness in seeking help, and that real men DO cry.
Success in therapy isn't always going to look like the complete resolution of concerns or symptoms, but often looks like the client (you) learning that they have the tools to face these concerns or symptoms and come out on top. Through strength-based techniques, that teach you that you are the captain of your own ship, you will learn to not only deal with whatever adversity you have been facing but also feel confident in facing challenges yet to come. The term resilience in mental health means how well someone can stand up to adversity, and success to me means that not only have you addressed your current concerns but that you have gained resiliency that'll carry on even beyond your time in therapy.
Therapy goals are determined in a very client specific and collaborative manner. During our initial visit we will discuss what you most want to get out of therapy as well as any particular challenges you are facing. From their we will work together to develop goals based around those desired outcomes and challenges and create a roadmap as to how to reach said goals. Our work will be strength-based, meaning that I will work with you on using the tools you already have at your disposal to reach your goals and face your challenges. As we all know goals, wants, and needs change over time so the goal making process will be an ongoing process that can grow and change as goals are met or become more or less important.
Adolescent mental health
Race & Cultural Identity
Young Adults (18-24)
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
Strength Based Therapy
Solution-Focused Brief Therapy
Certified Clinical Trauma Professional
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Certified
Motivational Interviewing Certified
NC, LCSW, C013879
Masters of Social work, University of Southern California
Bachelors of Social Work, University of North Carolina Greensboro
As your counselor, I am here to support you in making meaning, creating comfort, and uncovering resources to help you be your best self. Taking an evidenced-based, client-centered, and cognitive-behavioral (CBT) approach, I aim to provide a safe and supportive space where we can collaborate and work at your own pace to help you reach your goals. I work with individuals from a variety of backgrounds on issues including depression, anxiety, stress, and trauma. I have experience working with children, adolescents, adults, families, and groups, and I have served clients in outpatient, community-based, and in-home settings.
Remote Therapy, Winston Salem, 27127, NC