I support adult individuals and couples. Some of my specialties include trauma, anxiety and depression, perinatal and reproductive mental health, early life experiences that re-emerge during the transition to parenthood and subsequent years, and codependency. I am also the Director of Clinical Services for The Healing Collective. I am a believer that the word “should” is really problematic. Why “should” things be this way or that way? Who told you that? Expectations placed upon us from well-meaning friends and family, society, social media, and generational “that’s how our family does it” messages keep us trapped in dysfunction. It’s hard to step into our authentic selves when we are trapped by the ideas of who we “should” be. I support you in learning the “why” behind the dysfunction you’re experiencing. I will help shine the light while you uncover the historic origins of your present pain and support you in stepping into the fullness life has to offer on the other side.
I graduated from the University of South Carolina with a Master of Rehabilitation Counseling degree. I am licensed as a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) in South Carolina, a Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor (LCMHC) in North Carolina, and a Licensed Professional Counselor of Mental Health (LPCMH) in Delaware. I am certified in perinatal mental health (PMH-C) through Postpartum Support International and am EMDR trained through an EMDRIA approved program. I am also a reiki practitioner and a registered yoga teacher at the 200 hour level through Yoga Alliance, teaching trauma informed and resilience focused yoga classes for The Healing Collective clients. Over the last 11 years in the field I’ve worked in a variety of different settings and with all ages and have been with The Healing Collective since 2017. I utilize approaches including experiential methodologies, EMDR, and integration of mind and body.
My first counseling experience in college for anxiety and panic attacks set me on a journey that eventually led me to my purpose as a counselor. I walk my own recovery path of emotional sobriety and know how painful life can be when caught up in dysfunction. My undergraduate degree is in music from Columbia College and once upon a time this recovering perfectionist wanted to be a concert pianist. The mind body connection is more than just something I explore in therapy; it is essential to my recovery, day-to-day functioning, and management of chronic illnesses. Picking up that first barbell and going to that first yoga class about a decade ago quite literally changed my life.
— What Element Do You Resonate With? —
“I identify with fire. I feel things strongly and forcefully, and my intuition in session comes in waves of fire that catch my attention. Instead of it letting it burn me, recovery has taught me to just burn with it like a phoenix and there’s always something magical on the other side.”
— What’s Your Walk Out Song? —
“I Am” by Satsang
— How To Connect —