I truly believe clients have the answers within themselves and can discover their best path with the help of a therapist who offers acceptance, empathy and insight. I strive to help clients develop the best version of themselves according to their own definition. I have a client-centered approach, so therapy is tailored to each person’s individual needs and preferences.
I am trained in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), and Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR). My experience as a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) spans over 20 years. I enjoy working with a wide variety of clients and consider myself quite culturally competent but always learning.
I am experienced in providing individual and adjunctive family therapy, with specialties in treating mood disorders (depression, anxiety, Bipolar Disorder) and underlying traumas, teaching mindfulness, and educating on adolescent development. It’s important for me to help clients understand the motivation for their behaviors and learn healthy coping skills and emotional expression.
Other treatment areas include anger management, communication skills, and eating disorders. I earned a Master’s Degree in Social Work from Loyola University Chicago and a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology from Southern Illinois University.
I am licensed in North Carolina as well as Illinois. I look forward to working with you!