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 managed my full time practices in Boca Raton and West Palm Beach since 2015. Outside of work, I enjoy time with my family at the movies, beach, pool, and also spending time with our many animals which include a mini schnauzer, tortoise, and bearded dragons.