My Approach to Helping
As a Therapist at IntraSpectrum Counseling, I take an interpersonal approach to therapy and his practice is informed by theories of human development and multiculturalism. My background training in psychology has a strong social justice orientation and I hold a deep appreciation for the negative consequences of marginalization, discrimination, and bias. As such, I value the diverse intersections of identities that my clients bring into the therapeutic relationship, and is mindful of how those identities (and my own) inform the experience of therapy.
I have a particular passion for helping individuals navigate life transitions and strive to cultivate a trusting therapeutic relationship where individuals feel safe exploring their emotions and thoughts without fear of judgment. I have experience working with highly diverse client populations and an array of presenting concerns (i.e. mood related concerns such as depression and anxiety). Overall, I aim to create a safe, collaborative, and dynamic therapeutic experience for my clients.
Prior to joining IntraSpectrum, I completed my undergraduate studies at the University of Georgia and worked in HIV clinical trials at the University of Washington. I went on to complete my counseling M.Ed. at Vanderbilt University and Ph.D. in counseling psychology at Georgia State University. I trained as a generalist and have completed clinical training experiences at a number of university counseling centers, including Georgia Institute of Technology, Kennesaw State University, and the University of Maryland. I have also completed clinical training at Emory University’s Faculty and Staff Assistance Program, as well as two HIV service centers (Positive Impact Health Centers; Nashville Cares) and a cancer support center (Gilda’s Club Nashville).