I have over 17 years experience as a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) in the State of Georgia in various settings: private practice, psychiatric hospitals, residential treatment centers, domestic violence shelters, juvenile justice and forensic facilities and child advocacy centers. Partnering with local law enforcement agencies and district attorneys, I was qualified as an expert witness in trauma and abuse in several metro Atlanta counties and conducted over 300 forensic interviews. I served over 10 years as a governor-appointed Executive Board Member on the State of Georgia Sexual Offender Registration Review Board (SORRB) and am a published author on a variety of mental health topics. I taught psychology at the undergraduate level and conducted workshops on relationship issues, parenting skills, stress management and mandated child abuse reporting.
I received my BA from Emory University and both my M.Ed and Ed.S from the University of Florida. I have worked in the mental health field for over 23 years-17 years as a licensed professional counselor. I am also a Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA) candidate.
I approach therapy as a relationship in which you are the expert of your own life. My role is to meet you where you are now, help you set realistic goals and achieve them. Ultimately I strive to empower you to resolve your own issues during and after therapy. Along the way I hope to learn more about you so we can identify strategies that would be most useful in your daily life. My approach combines cognitive-behavioral (CBT), solution focused (SFT) and rational emotive behavior (REBT) therapies. Building upon strengths, together we will work to change a situation that no longer works so you can live your best life.
I look forward to working with you.