Hi! I’m an LPC in GA and have worked for 10+ years with all age groups in outpatient/inpatient settings struggling with depression, anxiety, PTSD, ADHD, & suicidal thoughts. Seeking therapy is an anxiety-filled process. Whether it’s your first time or had bad experiences leaving you feeling guarded or hopeless, you deserve counseling that’s tailored to you. I practice from the fundamental belief that everyone deserves kindness and compassion. We do our best given our current situation but may make poor decisions. We are human, imperfect, and worthy of love and compassion, including you.
My therapeutic approach is integrative with primary influence from Cognitive Behavioral, Interpersonal Process, and Acceptance and Commitment Therapies. I also use Trauma-focused interventions, expressive arts, and mindfulness.
I have worked with clients diagnosed with depression, anxiety, post-traumatic stress, attention-deficit hyperactivity, and psychotic disorders as well as those struggling with behavioral and emotional distress, low self-esteem, suicidal thoughts, self-harm, insomnia, and more.
My communication style
We all deserve respect & simply to be heard. I do my best to communicate this in each session verbally & nonverbally. Active listening & working together side by side are essential to the therapeutic relationship. Through encouragement & gentle challenging I will help you reach your goals.
My journey to mental healthcare
From an early age, I knew I wanted to help others whether in the medical or mental health field. Through life and personal experiences, this desire continued to grow. It was the mixture of wanting to help others and my own experiences I had in counseling that shaped me to become the counselor I am today.
My goals for you
Goals vary for each person & are measured in different ways. For some, it’s seeing anxiety symptoms decrease from daily to twice a week or learning and using coping skills to decrease suicidal thoughts. For others, it can learn to set healthy boundaries & effectively communicate needs & wants.
My first session with you
The first session is very important to learn more about you and see what you are looking for with counseling. After gathering background information and discussing presenting symptoms, we will identify your goals for counseling and answer any questions.