Licensed Mental Health Counselor - PhD, LPCS
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? Support through a life transition? As a counselor, I can offer tools and resources to help you improve stress management and self-care practices. I utilize evidence-based strategies to address depression and anxiety symptoms. 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 2004. 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 disorders, parenting concerns, adjustment difficulties, sexuality issues, 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 Professional Counselor Supervisor (LPCS #S7420), and a Nationally Certified Counselor (NCC #203024). Currently, I am a full-time counseling professor with a small private practice on Fridays.
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