I live by the philosophy that everyone on this earth plays a vital part in the success and failures of their community, and I prefer to play on the side of success. Analyzing and learning functions of relationships has always been a great passion of mine. I believe relationships are the driving force behind our existence. It isn’t money, power, or wealth that makes or breaks a person, but the encounters they have had with others that develop their personality. In my years of working as a Social Worker in both mental health and healthcare settings, I see the importance of having clear knowledge and expertise in understanding the role mental and sexual health play in individual identity. My goal is to help empower relationships and individuals.
Individuals may or may not have what is necessary within them to process their truama or make chamges in their lives. however, I do believe that through counseling, phycho education and support individuals can change the way that they think, feel, and live their lives.
I use a person-centered approach with mixed uses of cognitive and behavioral modalities, motivational interviewing and neuroprocesing. For children I use both directive and non-directive play, videos, books and games to help them process their world. I beleive that an integrative appraoch in the besy way to meet the needs of my clients.
Interdisciplinary Bachelors of Science Degree in Psychology and SociologyAustin Peay State UniversityMinor in Social Work
Masters of Science Degree in Clinical Mental Health CounselingLiberty University
Counselor Education and SupervisionArgosy UniversityDoctoral classes and advanced counseling
Individual, couples, family therapySpecialtyDepression, anxiety and life transitions
Trauma/Crisrs TherapySpecialtySuicide, physical and sexual abuse, and separation through divorce and foster care
Child TherapySpecialityAdolescents and children through art, play, and story telling
Mood Disorders (Depression/Bipolar)
Self-esteem and Attachment Challenges
Peer Pressure and Academic Problems