I support adolescents and adults as individuals and in family units. I treat chronic pain, anxiety disorders, panic disorder, dissociation, intrusive thoughts, and trauma.
I support those who struggle to be present in their bodies. I support you by teaching mindfulness and emotion regulation to build the safety needed to confront the underlying trauma. Chronic pain and health anxiety are special areas of focus for me, and I can support you in learning how to read your body and understand why it may be sending the signals it is sending. We get to the root of the physical pain by exploring the emotional pain, learning to feel our feelings without numbing and exploring ways to stay in the present. I help you learn how to find your way safely back home to your body.
I value safety in the therapeutic relationship above all else and believe this is a parallel process to experiencing emotional safety in all of our relationships. I create this kind of environment by providing a calming, empathetic, and genuine presence to allow you room to grow, mend, and restore.
I am a Licensed Professional Counselor Associate in South Carolina. I received my Bachelor’s degree from the College of Charleston in International Studies with a concentration in Europe, alongside a minor in Psychology. I later obtained my Master’s in Clinical Psychology from The Citadel. I am an experiential therapy resident and utilize family systems framework along with techniques from mindfulness, cognitive behavioral therapy, dialectical behavior therapy, and acceptance and commitment therapy to target the relationship between body and mind.
It took me some time and work in other fields to realize my true passion is to help others become their most authentic self. I first started going to therapy for my own healing in 2012 when I was suffering from post traumatic stress disorder. I know that working together with my therapist helped me with my own difficulties from trauma, anxiety, panic, codependency, and perfectionism, and that working on my own recovery gave me the freedom to thrive and grow as a person. I currently reside in Charleston, SC with my husband, our son, and 2 very fluffy Siamese cats. I find my own regulation through dance, hiking, being in nature, and prioritizing my own healing.
— What Element Do You Resonate With —
“When I think of the element of earth, I think about nature – a calming and peaceful place. Being in nature brings me back from the hustle and bustle of life to a place of feeling grounded and connected. It is a place where I can truly be myself and a place where I can safely explore and find something new.”
— What’s Your Walk Out Song? —
“Space Song” by Beach House
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