My approach to therapy is eclectic and reflects my belief that individuals and their experience are unique. Counseling should be dynamic, person-centered, and not cookie-cutter. Some of the evidence-based practices I incorporate include: EMDR, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Progressive Counting (PC), Dialectical Behavior Therapy skills, narrative, and solution-focused interventions. I may assign homework &/or suggest external resources to aid recovery. Our work together will be collaborative and reflect your needs and goals.
One very important component of the therapeutic relationship is trust. Trust, warmth, and positive regard, along with collaboration and understanding of your needs, are foundational to creating an alliance. I will regularly ask for feedback about what is going well and what is not. Open communication is essential for our work together.
The human mind is amazing. The brain is capable of profoundly disturbing thoughts, feelings, and scary stress responses, but it's also capable of incredible healing and adaptive functioning. Being asked to help guide a journey from despair to recovery and hope is a privilege. If you are looking for an off-ramp from pain, or contemplating if your worthy of the trip, let's talk. I can help you map your exit ramp.
Post-traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
Abuse/Survivors of abuse
Caregiver stress & support
Young Adults (18-24)
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR)
Strength Based Therapy
Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)
Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT)
Solution-Focused Brief Therapy
Certified Trauma Treatment Specialist # 9820-3588 (CTTS)
Certified Clinical Military Counselor (CCMC)
Licensed Clinical Addictions Specialist (LCAS)
National Certified Counselor # 58047 (NCC)
NC, LCMHC, 3767
Masters In Counseling
I have been a dually licensed professional since 2001. I have a broad range of experience working with mental health and substance use disorders, but I am a trauma therapist at heart. My passion for working with PTSD, acute stress, medical, developmental, and complex trauma is reflected in my training and experience. I am a Certified Trauma Treatment Specialist, Certified Clinical Military Counselor, and National Certified Counselor as well.
Remote, Charlotte area, NC