My friends and family describe me as approachable, calm, compassionate, dependable, and sincere. I value relationships and love getting to know others. I know that it is not easy to show transparency with someone you have never met, and it takes time to develop the counseling relationship just as it does with any other friendship. It is my goal to provide a relaxed, compassionate, and non-judgemental environment so you feel comfortable sharing your story with me.
My education includes a Bachelors of Science degree in Biology from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and a Masters of Arts in Biblical Counseling from Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary. I am a Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor and Registered Play Therapist. I have experience working in community-based agencies as well as office settings, providing mental health services for children, adolescents, and adults. Before beginning graduate school, I served on a mission team in Argentina for two years. Through this experience I gained a greater appreciation for a beautiful country and a deeper understanding of other cultures. I also speak Spanish and enjoy working with others from various cultural backgrounds.
Throughout graduate school, I completed an internship at a pregnancy resource center, providing crisis counseling and facilitating a program focused on parenting skills training. I have also received training in perinatal mood and anxiety disorders through Postpartum Support International. As a mother of two children, I love helping others on their journey through pregnancy and the postpartum stage. Motherhood is a huge blessing but also comes with many challenges. I have a passion for walking alongside mothers as they encounter both the joys and frustrations of parenting.
I utilize a person-centered approach to therapy, focusing on each client’s individual needs and goals. When requested by the client, I also seek to help others develop a deeper understanding of God’s presence and purpose in their circumstances. While my counseling orientation is based on a Christian worldview, I also utilize other approaches to therapy based upon client need. I am trained in play therapy and also enjoy various creative approaches to therapy. It is my goal to work with you, wherever you are, and help you experience a new sense of peace and hope.