I believe that all people deserve a space to feel held, heard, and understood. It is my priority as a therapist to provide that safe space for my clients. While we can work together to find the tools that will better help you reach goals and manage the challenges in your life, it will be my goal to provide warmth and support for your process and growth in therapy.
I am accepting of all identities and backgrounds and actively work to grow my understanding and knowledge of cultures different from my own. I participate in social justice work by researching and advocating for easier access to mental health care services for marginalized groups. I am continuing to grow as an antiracist and ally for the LGBTQ+ community specifically. It is important to me to use my many privileges to support and amplify those whose voices are not being heard.
I have worked in corrections, college counseling, and eating disorder centers. I have expertise working with depression, anxiety, eating disorders, specific phobias, grief, and trauma. While I am not an expert, I am growing in my education and competence to work with folx on the Autism spectrum, those with OCD, and those experiencing pregnancy loss or postpartum depression/anxiety. I mainly work with adults, though I am open to seeing older adolescents. While I mostly work from an Acceptance and Commitment Therapy framework, I draw from mindfulness practices, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Dialectical Behavior Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Interpersonal Process Therapy, and feminist theory. Additionally, for work with couples, I am Gottaman Level 1 Certified and pull from Emotional Focused Therapy.
I look forward to hopefully working with you soon.
Years of experience:
Masters of Clinical Mental Health Counseling from the University of North Carolina Charlotte