I received my Masters in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from the University of the Cumberlands in December 2018. I was a Provisional Licensed Professional Counselor (PLPC) from January 2019 - July 2021 and became a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) in July 2021. From January 2019 - June 2021, I worked as a Family Therapist for a local non-profit agency. Currently I work full-time at a local school, providing mental health counseling to students in lower and middle school. I have been providing counseling services in the private practice setting for 3 years.
My professional experience has centered around working with children, adolescents, adults, and their families with social-emotional, behavioral, and developmental concerns. I work with clients on anxiety, depression, grief, trauma, divorce, school-related issues, and self-esteem. I am an LGBTQ-affirming therapist and strive to employ a multicultural approach within my counseling.
Two unique areas of focus for me are Adoption Counseling and Sports Counseling. I have worked extensively with all facets of adoption: pre-adoption counseling for individuals or couples looking to adopt, counseling with birth mothers or birth fathers who are grieving or processing adoption, children and adults who have been adopted, as well as foster families and children. I'm also especially interested in the field of Sports Counseling and working with athletes to improve their physical performance and mental wellbeing, through understanding challenges and implementing coping skills to increase productivity.
I am trained in Functional Family Therapy, Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT), and adoption counseling through The Center for Adoption Support & Education.
I love cooking, my dogs (Norah, Ellie, and Jack), watching Saints football, listening to live music, and anything written by Brene Brown!