After eighteen years in the medical field, I began the journey to become a clinical mental health counselor. I received a Masters of Arts degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Wake Forest University in 2015. I am currently pursuing a counseling license in the state of South Carolina as well as national certification. Prior to working in private practice, I completed my practicum and both internships at Lexington County Community Mental Health Center in Lexington, SC. I worked with clients with issues such as schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, major depressive disorder, post traumatic stress disorder, schizoaffective disorder, schizotypal disorder, anxiety disorder, obsessive compulsive disorder, and various personality disorders.
I currently work with individuals on a wide range of personal, developmental, and mental health concerns. In particular, I enjoy working with individuals with adoption related issues. I also enjoy working with issues related to spirituality. My goal is for my clients to feel heard and I seek to create a therapeutic environment where trust, autonomy, and personal strengths are core to the therapeutic relationship. Although I utilize therapies that are the best fit for my clients, reality therapy, cognitive behavioral therapy, and dialectical behavioral therapy are most influential in my work.
I live with my husband, son, and daughter in Lexington, South Carolina. We have two Labrador retrievers, a cat, two rabbits, and a number of chickens. My hobbies include reading, Bible journaling, photography, camping, and watching chickens.