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 adolescents, adults, and their families with social-emotional, behavioral, and relational concerns. I work with clients on anxiety, depression, grief, trauma, family concerns, relationship issues, and self-esteem. I am an LGBTQ-affirming therapist and strive to employ a multicultural approach within my counseling.
One unique area of focus for me is Adoption 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 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!