Throughout my life I have always enjoyed being with other people, learning about their life experiences and doing things that helped and supported others. Through my own personal life experiences and some talented and caring professionals, I learned how to cope with life’s struggles, work through grief, and become a strong and confident person. I learned what it was like to have someone support, encourage and accept me all in a space where I felt comfortable. I decided I wanted to put myself in a position to be able to help others looking for support. I strive to meet you where you are and give you the care, support, and acceptance to meet your goals.
I work from an empowerment and strengths based perspective. My work with clients is person centered and specific to each individual’s needs and what they see as their personal goals. I provide insight and strategies to help you meet the goals we have identified together. As each person’s needs and goals change our work together will reflect those needs. I believe that with support and encouragement each person is able to utilize their own strengths to meet their goals.
I enjoy working with children, adolescents and young adults. I have experience working with children, teens and young adults affected by a life threatening illness as well as those whose parent or caregiver is experiencing a life threatening or chronic illness. In collaboration with my work with children and teens, I also work with caregivers to provide parenting support. My areas of focus are those experiencing a crisis or major life change, trauma, grief and bereavement.
I received my Master of Social Work degree from Winthrop University and my Bachelors degree in Sociology from The University of South Carolina. I also completed a specialization in Interdisciplinary End of Life Care during my Masters program. I completed the Graduate Certificate in Play Therapy at the University of North Carolina Charlotte. I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in North Carolina and a Registered Play Therapist Supervisor.