Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor and Supervisor - PhD, LCMHCS, NCC
Welcome to Being Seen! I know the search for a counselor can be overwhelming. I would be happy to have a phone consultation before scheduling your first session to help you determine if we would be a good “fit” for your needs, personality, and desired approach.
Are you seeking Balance? Peace? Insight? Stronger identity and self-esteem? Higher life satisfaction? Healthier relationships? Support through a life transition? I know that sometimes the daily pressures and struggles of life can seem overwhelming, and it may be hard to imagine how things can change. Sometimes we find ourselves putting all of our energy into other people: our families, jobs, friends, etc. I encourage you to consider investing some time in yourself to heal, to change, to grow. As a counselor, I can offer tools and resources to help you improve stress management and self-care practices. We can work together to change unhealthy patterns in your life. I can help you develop more effective communication and conflict resolution skills to improve relationships. Together, we can explore the barriers that are keeping you from living the life you want. Most importantly, I will support you on your journey toward wellness, whatever that may look like for you.
I have been counseling clients in a variety of settings, including private practice, community agency, and hospital settings, since 2005. I am an anti-racist counselor, committed to supporting clients of all cultural and gender identities, including those from marginalized groups who may have experienced racism, sexism, heterosexism, ableism, and other forms of systemic oppression. My work involves helping clients deal with various life circumstances, personal struggles and developmental issues. These include, but are not limited to: relationship issues, mood and anxiety disorders, parenting concerns, adjustment difficulties, stress and coping, career decision-making, identity and self-esteem, grief/loss, and personal growth.
I received both a master’s degree (M.S., 2005) in Community Counseling and a doctoral degree (Ph.D., 2009) in Counselor Education from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. I am a Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor and Supervisor (LCMHCS, #S7420), and a Nationally Certified Counselor (NCC #203024). Currently, I am a full-time counseling professor with a small private practice for counseling and clinical supervision.
Skills and Expertise
Adjusting to Change / Life Transitions
Loss or Grief
Cognitive Behavioral (CBT)
Couple and Family Systems Therapy
Emotionally Focused Couple Therapy
Solution Focused Therapy