As your resident “guide”, I too have had my share of mountains in my life that in addition to my academic and professional experience, I believe has uniquely qualified me to assist you in your journey. I consider myself to be naturally compassionate, intuitive, and empathic which has enabled me to personally connect with with my clients and identify with the struggles they face.
I operate from a holistic, natural healing, and systemic perspective. My style is conversational, reflective, solution focused, experiential and integrative in nature. I draw on the inherent strengths and successes of my clients to empower and assist them in obtaining their goals. I understand the unique privacy needs of my clients residing in our small town, and neighboring small towns and keep my practice small, intimate, and “low-key” for that purpose–a quality that is often difficult to find in the hustle and bustle of a center or agency setting.
Education & Credentials
I graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology in 1996 from Southeastern University in Lakeland, Florida and graduated with a Master’s Degree in Marriage and Family Therapy in 2000 from Appalachian State University in Boone, North Carolina, and I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. I completed additional coursework in School Counseling in 2010 from Appalachian State University and became a North Carolina licensed school counselor, though that is now inactive. I have a combined total of 23 years of experience working in the mental health field in a variety of settings, both in the public and private sector, including as a school counselor for 6 years for Caldwell County Schools in North Carolina. I have been operating solely in private practice since 2012, beginning in Blowing Rock, North Carolina and moving to Dothan, Alabama to be closer to family in 2015.