I am a Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor Associate and Clinical Rehabilitation Counselor in North Carolina. I received a Masters of Science degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling and Clinical Rehabilitation Counseling from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (UNC). During my graduate program at UNC I also received a dual specialization in psychiatric disabilities and developmental disabilities. Prior to this, I earned my Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from North Carolina State University.
As a clinician, I am passionate about working with individuals aged 16+ from different walks of life. I believe we all are facing our own distinctive experiences. Criminal convictions, substance abuse, loss of a loved one, and financial strain are just some of the barriers life can throw at us. I see the worth in helping others on their journey -whatever that may be- towards living life to the fullest in accordance with your own values and aspirations.
I primarily have experience working with adjusting to life transitions, adjustment to disability, anxiety, depression, stress-related disorders, and trauma. Currently I am drawing from multiple theoretical orientations including Person-Centered Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Informed Dialectical Behavioral Therapy Skills, and Motivational Interviewing. Through this eclectic lens I strive to help clients increase their psychological flexibility by opening up to the experience of the here and now and living a life according to their values. In our current neo-diverse society, I feel it is important that individuals receive the respect, dignity, and understanding they deserve in a session, and I value the importance of this in the counseling alliance.