I am a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) with a master’s degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Mercer University. Over the past 6 years, I have had training in an inpatient hospital for both mental health and substance abuse issues and ran group therapy at the Intensive Outpatient and Partial Hospitalization level of care.
As a therapist, I believe putting you, the client, first and letting you be the expert in the room is key to a successful session. Like my clients, I understand what it feels like to sit in that chair; I too have anxiety. Through solution focused, cognitive behavioral, dialectical behavioral, and strength-based techniques, I hope to help you work through and move forward in your life.
I specialize in working with young adults and adolescents utilizing individual, couples and family therapy to help manage:
- Self-Esteem/ Self-Image
- Developing compassion for oneself
- Setting healthy boundaries in your relationships
- LGBTQIA issues
- Identity issues
- Managing stress
- Managing life transitions
- Trauma & abuse
- Non suicidal self-injury
- Suicidal behaviors
Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, what is it, is it right for you?
Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) is a modified form of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy. DBT is a common technique used with individuals who have difficulty managing and regulating their emotions. The goals of DBT are: to live in the moment, develop healthy ways to cope, regulate your emotions, and improve relationships with others.
As a certified dialectical behavioral therapist (C-DBT), I will be able to help you learn the four main principles of DBT: Mindfulness, Distress Tolerance, Interpersonal Effectiveness and Emotion Regulation. The benefit of DBT is to help resolve the contradiction between self-acceptance and change to bring about positive changes within yourself.
So, if you are struggling with: finding/ improving coping skills, developing effective ways to manage and express your strong emotions, then DBT will be the right fit for you.