I specialize in mindfulness-based interventions, including Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), and yoga. I work with individuals, couples, and families experiencing a wide range of issues, from relational challenges including sexual issues to anxiety to grief to life transitions. I assist people in clarifying their goals and sorting out how they might use current pain to cultivate wisdom in the service of clarifying and moving toward what they really care about.
I have master’s degrees in both communication and social work, certificates in marriage and family therapy and gerontology, am clinically licensed as a social worker, and am an AASECT certified sex therapist and an RYT 500 registered yoga teacher (RYT) with Yoga Alliance. I hold a Ph.D. in Human Development and Family Sciences, for which I received doctoral-level supervision as a couple and family therapist. I am a clinical assistant professor of Social Work at the University of Georgia. As an AASECT Certified Sex Therapist, I have specialized in working with desire issues, sexual function, sexual orientation, and gender expression.
I value evidence-based approaches and work to cultivate wellbeing, both for individuals and those in relationships. I enjoy working with clients in all stages of life who are feeling stuck in unsatisfying patterns. We all get stuck sometimes, and I am most pleased when I can listen and offer clients support to move out of these patterns and toward richer, more vital lives.