I am an imperfect mama, wife, friend, and therapist, and it feels so freeing to embrace the imperfection! I know what it feels like to strive for unrealistic expectations of perfection, feel responsible for others’ feelings, and deny any dysfunction. For me, this looked like numbing with all the busyness that a perfectionist lifestyle provides. It also manifested in other various numbing behaviors, anxiety, and depression.
Today, I am confident in the boundaries I have created and am continuing to learn to embrace the imperfections. For me, remembering that recovery has its own peaks and valleys, has allowed me to shift my perspective on recovery to being a continuous journey of learning and growth.
I love what I do and am fully committed to helping others discover healthier ways to improve their lives. Recovery, of any kind, is hard, thrilling, and contagious! I invite you to step into your own recovery journey with me and begin to heal, rebuild, and thrive!
I support adult individuals and couples within the context of family systems. Addiction, codependency, anxiety, depression, trauma, and veteran concerns are some of my specialties. My passion is to guide others on the journey of recovery towards healthy and fulfilled lives. I help guide clients down the path to healing and recovery by providing a non-judgmental and caring presence. We all need someone to be present, to listen and empathize, and provide gentleness. I am eager to walk alongside you and support you in healing the pain that is separating you from the fullness of life.
I earned my Master of Social Work degree from Winthrop University and have experience in outpatient mental health and substance abuse settings primarily working with adults. I am a Licensed Master Social Worker (LMSW) in South Carolina, a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, Associate (LCSW-A) in North Carolina, and a Licensed Clinical Addiction Specialist, Associate (LCAS-A) in North Carolina. I incorporate experiential psychotherapy modalities into my practice with clients. While walking through my own recovery journey, I began to feel “stuck” with the use of traditional talk therapy, and felt the need for deeper work. I bring that experience into the work I do with clients and provide a safe space for you to dig deeper, identify the root cause, and work through the mind-body connection of trauma, and the numbing behaviors we often use as a result.
During our time together, I will invite you to step into experiential work, while incorporating other treatment modalities such as CBT, EMDR, mindfulness, and motivational interviewing.
Whether you are beginning your recovery journey, or many years in, we can work together to address past trauma and get to the root of numbing/medicating behaviors. You can heal and live the fulfilled life you desire!
— What Element Do You Resonate With? —
“I most identify with water. The ocean is my favorite place to be and serves as a gentle reminder that I am continuously in my own recovery. Like the tides of the ocean, I have highs and lows during recovery, and that’s okay.”
— What’s Your Walk Out Song? —
“Fight Song” by Rachel Platten
— How To Connect —