“Our greatest fear and our deepest need is to be fully known and fully loved” -Unknown Author
I am honored to be allowed in the sacred space of my client’s lives. I believe trust should be earned and cultivated through the therapeutic relationship in order to begin to fully enter into the work of healing. I walk alongside and encourage my clients as they push through the struggles and obstacles of life. I am constantly amazed at the resilience and strength that each of my clients display. No matter how dark the road seems, there is a path forward and I am there to help my clients walk through it.
I grew up in Lexington, SC and have lived in Greenville since 2011. I love the mountains, reading, and spending time with family, including my husband and son.
- Erskine College, Bachelor’s in Psychology and Spanish in 2002
- Columbia International University, Master of Arts in Counseling in 2007
I have worked in many diverse treatment settings over the past 15 years, including community mental health, school-based services, a psychiatric hospital, a residential treatment setting, alcohol and drug treatment, and private practice. This diverse experience is part of what helps inform my work with my clients. I use a tailored approach to therapy for each client but draw mostly from Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) as well as Emotionally Focused Individual Therapy (EFIT). I also integrate several holistic elements into my therapy approach, involving the mind, body, and spirit. I primarily work with women and young adults from the ages of 16 and up.
I am trained and certified in Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), which has proven very effective to reduce the distress related to traumatic events as well as reducing the hold of negative thoughts patterns and core beliefs.
- Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD/ADD)
- Emotionally Focused Individual Therapy
- Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
- Integrative/Holistic Therapy