I like to utilize an eclectic, individualized and holistic approach when it comes to assisting individuals in increasing their overall level of daily functioning, as each individual is different and there are so many different ways of accomplishing our overall life goals.
Our first session will be geared towards learning more about each other and what brings you to this platform for therapy. I will be going over few things such as informed consent and confidentiality. I will be asking a lot of questions during our first session so that I can get a better and complete understanding of all presenting concerns/issues.
Therapy goals are created individually. We will create initiate goals together during our second scheduled session. We will review goals at the beginning of each session, to ensure that we are working on the things that you set out to work on and/or improve. Therapy goals can be revised at any time. We will review overall progress towards each goal every 5th session.
Mood disorder is a broad term used to include the different types of depressive and bipolar disorders, all of which affect mood. With a mood disorder, your moods may range from extremely low to extremely high or irritable.
Distress stems from a subjective perception of something being unwanted, undesirable, or detrimental to your wellbeing. Excessive stress significantly impairs mental and physical health and is associated with many diseases and conditions.
Substance abuse is the intentional misuse of a substances (e.g., alcohol, prescription drugs, OTC medications, recreational and street drugs, household chemicals). This may include binge drinking or taking twice the prescribed dose of painkillers. For substances considered illegal and/or extremely detrimental to well-being, using even once may be considered substance abuse. Because of the addiction potential for many substances, abuse oftentimes leads to addiction.
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.
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.
Race & Cultural Identity
Challenges around race and cultural identity vary enormously, including issues related to discrimination, racism, and intergenerational trauma.
Young Adults (18-24)
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
Strength Based Therapy
Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)
Cognitive Processing Therapy
Emotionally Focused Therapy
Exposure and Response Prevention (ERP)
Family Systems Therapy
Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy
Rational Emotive Behavior Therapy (REBT)
Solution-Focused Brief Therapy
Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavior Therapy
Certified Clinical Supervisor
NC, LCMHC, 10548
Degree, Rehabilitation Counseling, MS, East Carolina University
Degree, Substance Abuse and Clinical Counseling, MS, East Carolina University
Degree, Criminal Justice, MS, Walden University
For the past nine years, I have had the pleasure of assisting individuals in obtaining a new way of life without the day-to-day experience of problematic symptoms related to their own mental health and/or substance use. I have worked in many different roles to include individual therapist, group therapist, clinical supervisor, and community advocate.
2312 B Sadler Drive, B, Winterville, 28590, NC