MA, LCMHCA, LCAS, NCC
Anxiety • Depression
Trauma • Stress Management
Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT)
Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor Associate
(NC LCMHCA A16678)
Licensed Clinical Addiction Specialist
National Certified Counselor
Western Carolina University (2021)
Master of Arts - Clinical Mental Health Counseling
University of North Carolina - Asheville (2012)
Bachelor's of Arts - Psychology
My approach is always a cooperative effort and we will figure out what feels like the best fit for you as we work together. I tend to gravitate towards methods that focus on our felt sense of experiences. I believe that learning the patterns of our nervous system can help us to gain better insight into our behaviors. I also believe that cultivating an awareness and an appreciation for our nervous system helps us to make choices that are a reflection of who we are, rather than a reflection of our sensations and feelings in the moment.
I also tend to incorporate acceptance and commitment therapy as a framework to understand our journey to create meaning in a life that can sometimes be full of suffering. I believe that we all have the capacity to live lives in which we embody our core values, and that using our values as a way to make meaning through dark times, helps us to feel more connected, more fulfilled and more aware of our capacity to grow.
I offer person-centered, strengths-based counseling, that is trauma-informed. I also incorporate attachment theory, mindfulness and grounding skills.