I believe that everyone can benefit from therapy at different points in life. In my twenty years of experience working in the mental health field, I understand the importance of a strong therapeutic relationship built on a foundation of respect and trust. I have a straightforward approach that is client centered, goal oriented and solution focused. You cannot change all of the external factors around you, but if you change the way you think, you really can change your life. I help my clients recognize and combat underlying negative and unsupported cognitions fueling their maladaptive behaviors and distress.
I hold a Master of Arts degree from the University of North Carolina Pembroke in Clinical Agency Counseling and Bachelor of Art and Science Degrees in Political Science-Pre law and Criminal Justice from North Carolina Central University. I am currently licensed as a Clinical Mental Health Counselor and Qualified Counselor Supervisor in the state of North Carolina. I am a member of the Chi Sigma Iota Counseling Honor Society and an Adjunct Professor of Criminology and Juvenile Justice. I have worked with many diverse populations, but have dedicated the last eight years to supervision of new clinicians and advocacy and treatment of adolescents involved in the Criminal Justice system.
Years of experience:
Clinical Mental Health Counselor
University of North Carolina Pembroke-Master of Arts-Service Agency Counseling 2011
North Carolina Central University-Bachelor of Arts-Political Science/Pre-law 2003
Bachelor of Science-Criminal Justice 2003