My Approach to Helping
There comes a time when we are ready for a change in our lives, no matter what the risk. Change is painful and uncertain, and therapy is one way to help us become more fully ourselves and move past the same old stories and the same old struggles. It's my belief that even the hardest and darkest times in our lives can provide the most profound transformations. If your life has gone off course, or you are struggling with a painful event, I'm here to listen and help write the next chapter.
My job is not to fix you: you're not broken. My job is to listen, to create space for you to work toward healing and also to provide compassion and a quiet presence. It can be so very lonely when we have lost our way. Humans need other humans, and therapy is often the first safe place to speak the words that haven't been spoken, or to begin to put down that heavy backpack of shame, sadness, or obligation you've carried for all these years.
I am a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) in NC, and as a therapist, I have nine years of counseling experience, including crisis counseling, substance abuse, managed care, private practice, and volunteer work in domestic violence crisis response. My specialties include: trauma and PTSD, domestic violence, clients with severe depression and self-harm thoughts or behaviors, and clients who identify as LGBTQ+.