Headway

ABOUT ME

Therapy is a process of growth and self-discovery. In my therapy sessions, I promote behavioral transformation by encouraging a positive outlook and the adoption of new attitudes and feelings. I implement effective psychotherapy methods to instill self-understanding among individuals and encourage them to adopt new attitudes and feelings towards life situations. From small scale circumstances, to traumatic experiences - my services are personalized to suit everyone’s needs.


More about me:

I completed my Master of Arts in Counseling in 2005, and since that time have become a National Certified Counselor. I have obtained my Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) credentials in the state of Georgia and the Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor (LCPC) credential in the state of Maryland. My background includes serving children, individuals and families through mostly community agency settings and private practice. I have extensive knowledge and experience in substance use issues, depression, anxiety, family conflict, trauma focused therapies and autism. I was raised in a military family and was a military spouse. I understand circumstances surrounding living in a military family and working with individuals that have experienced trauma using Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and Cognitive Processing Therapy (CPT). I also use other methods of counseling that include mindfulness training, solution focused and brief therapy models.


SPECIALTIES

  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Addictions
  • Trauma and abuse
  • Grief
  • Depression

Also experienced in:

Relationship issues , Family conflicts , Parenting issues , Anger management , Self esteem , Compassion fatigue , Autism and Asperger Syndrome , Blended Family Issues , Caregiver Issues and Stress , Codependency , Control Issues , Dependent Personality , Disruptive Mood Dysregulation Disorder (DMDD) , Divorce and Separation , Domestic Violence , Drug and Alcohol Addiction , Emptiness , Family Problems , First Responder Issues , Forgiveness , Infidelity , Isolation/Loneliness , Jealousy , Military and Veterans Issues , Mood Disorders , Multicultural Concerns , Panic Disorder and Panic Attacks , Postpartum Depression , Posttraumatic Stress , Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) , Self-Harm , Sexual Assault and Abuse , Social Anxiety and Phobia , Women's Issues , Workplace Issues


Clinical approaches:

Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy


Years of experience: 16.


Specialties

Women's Issues
OCD
Anxiety
Trauma
Sexual Trauma
Couples
Bereavement
Depression
Family

Education

MA (Master of Arts)
East Tennessee State University

MA (Master of Arts)
Arizona State University

Accepted Insurance

None (doesn't accept insurance as in-network provider)


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