I believe that the most important aspect of counseling is the relationship developed between the client and myself.  I focus on the client as a holistic person.  Looking at all aspects of one’s life (family, career, health, spirituality, etc.) and how those important factors impact the whole person. Nothing is more important to the outcome of therapy than the absolute positive regard I have towards those I assist.  I believe that regardless of why one seeks emotional guidance, we all want to be reassured that we will be treated with respect and dignity.  That is a promise I make to each and every person I counsel.   

 

I specialize in the treatment of depression, anxiety, mood disorders and substance abuse.  I utilize evidence based practices including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Motivational Enhancement to help people resolve concerns and improve their quality of life.  I’m dedicated to physical wellness  to assist in  stress management and strengthening self-esteem and self-worth.        

 

I am a native to the gulf coast of Florida but have been in the triangle for 18 years.  I received my undergraduate degree from Sewanee; The University of the South, in Tennessee, and my graduate degree from East Carolina University, in Rehabilitation Counseling and Substance Abuse Counseling.  I am fully licensed as a Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor and a Licensed Clinical Addictions Specialist.  The field of psychotherapy is always evolving which is why I continually attend continuing education courses and follow new trends in the field to better serve my clients.