Please note: I am currently not seeing patients in person and am only conducting telehealth sessions in the interest of practicing social distancing and protecting the health of all. As a telehealth provider, I am able to see anyone in North Carolina. If you reside outside of North Carolina and are interested in potentially working with me, please contact me and I can verify with the licensing board of your state about whether I am permitted to offer counseling to you in the state you reside.
I am currently accepting new clients and am willing to work with you at a rate that does not cause additional stress. I recognize that many are facing abrupt and significant changes to their incomes.
I am an in-network provider for and accept MedCost and BCBS insurance plans. My understanding is that both of these companies are covering telehealth services for mental health.
I believe what we need most to heal is already within us. Often our most positive, lasting outcomes happen when we explore what we most avoid or fear to be negative. Working with these aspects leads to true transformation. I have experience and training working with addiction, life transitions, stress, and relationships. We thrive when we are liberated from the desire to be free of our emotions, tune into them, and allow them to be fully experienced.
I come to the field of counseling following a decade working in the entertainment field on both coasts as a techie. While I really enjoyed the creative and technical challenges of the work I did, I became ready for new challenges and a new career as my twenties came to a close. After returning to North Carolina in 2010, I worked as a barista and returned to complete my undergraduate degree in 2012.
In the process of earning my Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from UNC Asheville, I interned at NASA Langley Research Center learning about and working with neurofeedback during the summer of 2014. I began my work with clients in the spring of 2015 as an undergraduate intern working with substance abuse clients in a group setting. Prior to changing to the Clinical Mental Health Counseling program at Appalachian State University, I began my graduate study as a graduate psychology student before seeking a different direction. During my counseling program, I continued to work as a substance abuse professional facilitating groups.
My experience includes working with substance use populations in a variety of settings as well as treating mental health as an outpatient therapist. I enjoy assisting individuals in their own self-development and healing processes.