About me

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I have 21 years of experience in the mental health field, specifically working with clients with a history of trauma and abuse, anxiety, depression, and grief and loss. I am licensed with the State of North Carolina Board of Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselors (since March 2010). I am also certified through the National Board for Certified Counselors.

Prior to private practice, I worked with at-risk teenage girls at a non-profit organization (Girls Inc.), a Partial Hospitalization Program, and a Psychiatric Unit in a major hospital in Alabama. Since moving to North Carolina in 2008, I worked with children, adolescents and adults in a community mental health agency setting until April 2015.

Coping skills and grounding tools are taught immediately to enhance stability. Clients are encouraged to engage in mindfulness and self-care, in order to promote balance throughout the therapeutic process. I actively engage clients to challenge their negative thought processes and to replace with a more healthy, rational, positive way of thinking.

I am trained in the following Evidenced Based Practices: Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), Trauma Focused-Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT), Mindfulness Based Psychotherapy, Solution-Focused Brief Therapy, and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT).

I am a graduate of Troy University, with a Master of Science in Counseling and Psychology. I also hold a Bachelor of Science in Business Administrations and Psychology.

Certificate/TrainingSponsored by
National Certified Counselor National Board for Certified Counselors
Foundations of Disaster Mental Health American Counseling Association/American Red Cross
Trauma Focused-Cognitive Behavioral Therapy The North Carolina Child Treatment Program, 2010-2011
Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) EMDRIA (2014)
Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) Certified Therapist EMDRIA (2018)
Mindfulness Certificate Course: 2-Day Intensive Training PESI
On Grief and Grieving David Kessler, PhD / PESI
Solution-Focused Brief Therapy AHEC