My journey to becoming a licensed psychotherapist began after I graduated from Clemson University in 2001 with a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology. Working out of Atlanta, I began providing counseling services at a women’s center, and spent several years working as a Case Manager to advocate for children in foster care. Realizing the profound impact that therapy can have on patients, I decided to pursue my Master’s degree in Professional Counseling at Argosy University in Atlanta, Georgia. I graduated in 2006 and went on to start my first private practice. In 2007, I began a doctoral program in Counseling Psychology through Argosy University with the goal of teaching others to work in the helping field, and graduated with my Doctor of Education degree in 2011.
Additional clinical experiences which shaped my counseling perspective and to which I am extremely grateful for include my work supporting military service personnel and their families, treatment of patients in an inpatient hospital setting, and providing mobile crisis services in both Georgia and Florida. I have extensive experience treating patients through a community mental health agency who manage severe and persistent mental illnesses.
I have worked in my current private practice since 2015. I am extremely passionate about providing therapy and continue to pursue advanced training in EFT and AEDP. This field has taught me to never stop learning, and that often my best teachers are my patients. Whether they realize it or not, each patient ultimately shows me where I may need to continue growing and learning; they also inspire me to continue learning in order to provide many treatment options. I have found that patients do not benefit from a “one size fits all” approach. I feel truly grateful and honored to do this work and be allowed to hear my patients stories in the safety of my office. I look forward to many years of work to come in this field and hope you can join me along the way!