I truly approach therapy as, meeting clients where they are, meaning engaging the client where they are versus telling them how and where to be. This is a process, that I realize is not the same for each client. My treatment approach may be a combination of cognitive-behavioral, psychodynamic, humanistic, and rational emotive counseling. I tailor my counseling style to each individual's unique situation. I am a very interactive, and kind person with a non-judgmental attitude.
The first therapy session is a great opportunity to start rapport building; getting to know each other, and exploring what you would like to gain from this process. I would like to talk about things that have been successes for you and different approaches that you may have used in the past. Gaining relevant background information is very imperative. I will walk you through this process, as I am very aware that there may be some feelings of uneasiness in the beginning as we are getting to know each other.
I have always received great satisfaction from knowing that I have positively impacted someone's life or have been the person that have helped them to get to the place they want to be. From a young child until now, I have always helped others in some type of capacity. I love seeing others succeed in life, and just being overall happy. It takes a special kind of person to listen and with no judgement. I know that I am equipped to be a therapist.
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.
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.
Adoption & foster care
Adoption and foster care considerations include education on the process, integrating the new family, establishing household rules and boundaries, processing past trauma on behalf of the child, emotional health, and other adjustment procedures.
Coping skills are tools and techniques one can learn, practice, and use to handle difficult emotions, decrease stress, and establish or maintain a sense of internal order.
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.
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)
Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT)
Emotionally Focused Therapy
Solution-Focused Brief Therapy
LCSW, Licensed Clinical Social Worker
GA, LCSW, CSW005733
MSW, Social Work, Savannah State University
As a social worker for over 10 years, I have had the pleasure of working with many populations with a variety of issues such as depression, anxiety, family issues, childhood trauma, relationship issues, grief/loss issues, anger, stress, and self-esteem. I began my experience through working with children in the foster care system. During this time, I also provided services to both children and their families including adjustment to new environments, grief surrounding separation of families, and behavioral issues. I continued my work with children and families through serving as a Military and Family Life Consultant, where I provided counseling to service members and their dependents, addressing the unique challenges of military life. I continue to serve members of the military through my work as a therapist with the Navy. As a therapist, I have also had the pleasure of providing counseling services to individuals in nursing facilities. I provided interventions to address end of life issues, depression, stress, anxiety, and isolation.
Remote Therapy, Augusta, 30815, GA