“The human tendency is to withhold or protect; yet the fruit of growth comes when you let others inside… Do not wait for change to happen, take the initiative to face what you have been afraid to know.” -Cloud & Townsend
You’re doing it! You’re starting a journey of growth that takes a lot of courage, and I am proud of you. It may not feel like you’ve done much yet, but this part, making the call and showing up, is the hardest step, and you’re doing it! There are a lot of questions that we all ask ourselves from deep within, no matter what is happening around us in life: Who am I? What is my purpose? Am I even doing this right? Why do I feel this way?? Is it worth it? We can get overwhelmed by these questions and all that life contains. It’s… a lot.
As a therapist my job is to come alongside you on this journey, to listen but also to ask questions to help you explore what’s going on, and make connections that help you see a solution to improve your patterns and connections with others.
Together we will approach the therapeutic process in three distinct phases. The first phase of therapy is sorting through compound emotions so that you feel more control over your body, can communicate even while feeling triggered, and can establish healthier boundaries with the people around you. The second phase is untangling the deception of negative core beliefs and moving towards more adaptive beliefs about yourself. This phase may also include trauma processing, but for everyone this phase is to help clients move past stuck-points in their journey (Haven’t we passed this tree before??). The third phase of therapy is developing new adaptive beliefs, exploring the authentic self, maintaining healthy boundaries, and helping support you as you maintain the gains you have made in therapy.
- North Greenville University, BA in Christian Studies
- Columbia International University, MA in Clinical Counseling
- Internship at the SC Department of Corrections Women’s Facility
- Therapist and Supervisor at the SCDMH, Greenville Mental Health Center
- Private Practice Therapist at Pettigru Counseling Associates
- Trauma treatment (PTSD)
- Anxiety (Panic, Social and other Phobias, OCD, etc.)
- Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD/Adult ADHD)
- Grief & Loss
- Life transitions
- Marriage & Relationship Issues
- Family Issues
- Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
- Eye-Movement Desensitization Reprocessing (EMDR)
- Solution-Focused Brief Therapy
- Emotion-Focused Therapy (EFT)
- The Gottman Method
- Clinical Counseling through a Christian lens (only when requested by the client)