A Bob Ross quote is a great way to know a little more about me: “I guess I’m a little weird. I like to talk to trees and animals. That’s okay though; I have more fun than most people.” I have struggled with codependency, anxiety, and depression for much of my life and am forever in the process of working to more fully accept and connect with my authentic self. I know what it’s like to feel helpless, insecure, fearful, and overwhelmed by life; and try every day to bring a little compassion and kindness to other people’s lives. While I love my family, I find the most happiness in animals (especially my dog) and whatever creative outlet I’m “experimenting” with this month! I love to escape into books and walk barefoot in the grass.
I support adults struggling with identity and finding a sense of self. Some of my specialties include codependency, identity, self-worth, and numbing. I love helping my clients tackle the chains of perfectionism and self-doubt to be free to thrive in healthy relationships. I help people by showing up and offering a safe space that is just for them. I assist them in unpacking past experiences to gain a better awareness and understanding of their present self, and then finding compassion for their past and present selves. I offer no judgments and unconditional empathy. I have always loved helping others, especially those who are in some sort of pain. I believe that if I can create a safe space for someone to work through their struggles, they can begin to heal themselves. I also love helping people reconnect with their imagination/creativity and their inner selves. I love supporting folks in making connections from past experiences to present identities, and empowering them to rewrite their personal narratives.
I graduated from Adelphi University with a Master of Social Work degree and relocated to the Charlotte area with my family. I am a Licensed Social Worker with over 7 years of experience in the mental health and addictions field and I am dually licensed in North Carolina and South Carolina. I utilize a trauma informed, client centered approach to therapy through experiential techniques (art, writing, psychodrama, etc..), Mindfulness, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy to support clients in uncovering behavioral patterns that led to suffering.
— What Element Do You Resonate With? —
“I am most drawn to fire, but the low, smoldering kind of fire that burns beneath the surface or low to the ground, full of warmth and potential. It’s the core of where my creativity and intuition come from, flaring up at times but always steadily burning inside.”
— What’s Your Walk Out Song? —
“Come Sail Away” by Styx
— How To Connect —