My Approach to Helping
I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with over 20 years of experience working with young children to the elderly. I graduated from Georgia College in August 1993 with a B.S. in Psychology and from Clark Atlanta University in May 1997 with a Masters's degree in Social Work. I am currently working on my doctorate in Community Care and Counseling with a trauma focus at Liberty University. My specialty is working with those who struggle with PTSD or trauma-related issues. I also work with those dealing with depression, anxiety, stress, Bipolar Disorder, Borderline Personality Disorder, Dementia, grief issues, and life transitions. After many years of working in child agencies, clinics, nursing homes, mental health agencies, home health, and schools, I decided to obtain my clinical license in 2012. I opened a private practice to help give back to my community and surrounding rural communities that may lack access to mental health services or who may want a private resource for services.
As a professional therapist, I believe my role is to guide you as you take steps towards positive life changes, healing, and a healthy mind. Together you and l will work to uncover and better understand the life challenges and day-to-day stressors that detract from your life and focus, and begin identifying and practicing things that will make you stronger. Maybe it’s anxiety, a relationship problem, or emotional pain from long ago. Maybe it’s something that “just doesn’t feel right”, or perhaps you just need extra support for a major life decision or situation. I have training in various techniques such as CBT, mindfulness, and mind-body work. I have also been recently trained in Brainspotting which is a newer brain-body-based technique that helps with healing trauma. I am here to listen and to help provide the confidence and guidance you need to change negative behavior patterns and begin taking steps in the right direction.