Our first session will be an opportunity to get to know one another. I truly believe that trust is a key component to therapy and I want you to have a clear understanding of who I am and what we will be working on together when you walk away from your first session.
I tend to have a very laid back and easy going approach. I also like to use humor and playfulness when appropriate. I may share information about myself that I feel comfortable sharing in order to help normalize your experience and create a meaningful connection.
There is an idea in society that "we don't need therapy" or "it isn't that bad" however therapy can be exploratory and interesting. It is a way to connect to yourself or others in a meaningful and thoughtful way. It might even be enjoyable!
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.
Source of communication challenges in circumstances and relationships that can have a negative impact on mental health. Misunderstandings and misinterpretations often lead to arguments in personal, platonic, or professional relationships.
Process of defining one’s own beliefs and sense of self. Evolves over time and can become a source of stress and pain, especially if the concept of self goes against social, cultural, or familial norms.
Provides couples therapy/counseling
Refers relationship issues with a partner or spouse. Can include issues related to relationship distress, relationship satisfaction, communication, intimacy, etc.
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.
Social anxiety or social phobia is fear of social situations or a fear of interacting with people other than close friends and family. Social anxiety can be persistent, intense, and debilitating, greatly affecting daily life.
It's normal to experience anger at times, but for some, it becomes so frequent, intense, or difficult to control that it negatively affects their life. Anger management is a structured therapeutic approach toward reducing one’s anger to a point where more appropriate coping and/or conflict management skills are used. Beliefs and thoughts leading toward anger outbursts are explored while healthy coping and interpersonal skills are put into practice.
Young Adults (18-24)
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
Strength Based Therapy
Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)
Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT)
Emotionally Focused Therapy
Marriage and Family Therapy
Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy
The Gottman Method
Level 1 Gottman Trained Couples Counselor
GA, LPC, LPC011111
Masters in Community Counseling
Associate Degrees in Psychology and Sociology
After graduating from my master's program, I started out by working at an inpatient psychiatric unit outside of Chicago. From there, I worked in a community mental health center and in a private practice setting for 7 years each. When I moved from Chicago to Georgia, I began working at a University counseling center. Therefore I have had the opportunity to work with individual from diverse backgrounds with different presenting concerns and issues.
1237 South Jackson Springs Road, Macon, 31211, GA