My Approach to Helping
Initiating therapy is often a difficult task and I hope to help you feel more comfortable as you move through this process. From the start, my goal is to provide a non-judgmental, supportive atmosphere that will foster a sense of emotional safety so that you may begin your journey to healing.
I am a clinical mental health counselor licensed in Georgia as well as a certified clinical hypnotherapist, and a certified addiction counselor (CAC-II). Since earning my graduate degree, I have had the opportunity to work in a variety of settings (including inpatient, outpatient, and private practice clinics) with adolescents and adults. I have experience treating individuals who are struggling with addiction, recovering from trauma, and experiencing symptoms of anxiety and depression. I also specialize in providing coaching to individuals with ADHD and executive functioning challenges.
Over time, I have become aware that my past experiences as a high performance athlete have influenced my understanding of the mind-body connection and how it relates to our overall health. While attending to these issues, I value goal-setting and solution-focused approaches in addressing problems that hinder my clients’ ability to recover from their pain and realize their personal potential.
While I use an integrated approach to treatment, I prioritize the therapeutic relationship above all else since I believe that a strong connection between therapist and client is the primary factor that promotes growth and recovery. To that end, I take an active role in sessions, remain client centered, and foster a collaborative partnership with the people that I work with.
I look forward to hearing from you so that we can begin our work together.