My Approach to Helping
My passion is with working with adolescents and adults who are struggling to find meaning and purpose in their lives, especially when the life they envisioned for themselves feels destabilized or suddenly unfamiliar. I'm committed to a non-judgmental, honest, and authentic approach in my work. I work primarily from a whole-person model, looking for the most complete picture of your strengths, current limitations, and the many other diverse components that make us up as human beings. It is my firm belief that my role is to be a guide and a compassionate presence, not an expert or an advice-giver.
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 as a rape crisis counselor. My specialties include depression and anxiety, trauma and PTSD, grief and loss, clients with severe depression and self-harm thoughts or behaviors, and clients who identify as LGBTQ+.
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 you want to be sure that someone is there who hears you and is prepared to offer nonjudgmental support. 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.