A first session with me entails getting to know one another, having you ask any questions that you may have, and building a good foundation of trust, understanding and support. I have a very non-judgmental approach, and am open to anything and everything that you feel I should know.
I really like the book “change your mind, change your life.” I think the key to wanting to feel better, happier and for things to change, all starts with your mindset and having a different outlook.
I feel that we are in this together, and work aside one another as I team. I am here along your journey with you, to help support and guide you. Trust, understanding, support, empathy and caring are all key parts of that relationship that we will have together.
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.
Adolescent mental health
Adolescent mental health focuses on adolescent-specific experiences including physical and cognitive development, social and environmental factors, sex, sexual identification and orientation, emotional processing, and substance use. Given the influence that parents/guardians have on adolescents, home life is a particularly important consideration.
Familial relationships can be the source of stress and emotional pain, even in the healthiest of situations. Painful interactions can range from irritation to resentment and lead to feelings of guilt, disappointment, and anger.
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.
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.
ADHD (Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder) causes a hard time focusing attention and controlling restless or impulsive behavior. People with ADHD might have emotional outbursts, be forgetful, and/or find it difficult to stay organized.
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.
Child mental health
Children can be impacted by things like anxiety, depression, ADHD and more. However, they can be difficult to identify because kids aren’t always able to communicate effectively. Untreated, child mental health issues can have long-term effects.
Young Adults (18-24)
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
Strength Based Therapy
Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT)
Emotionally Focused Therapy
Expressive Arts Therapy
Marriage and Family Therapy
Solution-Focused Brief Therapy
Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavior Therapy
Certified in Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
GA, LPC, LPC011388
FL, LMHC, MH16633
Masters Degree, Clinical Psychology, Bellevue University
Bachelors Degree, Counseling Psychology, Lesley University
By using a variety of therapeutic approaches and techniques, we can address long-standing behavior patterns or negative perceptions that may be holding you back from experiencing a more fulfilling & meaningful life. As a Licensed Professional Counselor, I have over 13 years’ experience in the field, incorporating a variety of therapeutic modalities that I have been trained in, to offer multiple types of interventions to help you achieve your goals. I am a kind, compassionate, and caring person, that will talk to you with a non-judgmental approach, keeping the professionalism and privacy that you seek. You deserve to talk to someone who truly hears you. I look forward to scheduling a session with you!
Bradley Park Lane, Cumming, 30040, GA