I am a Licensed Professional Counselor in the states of Arizona, Colorado, Georgia, Michigan, New Mexico, North Carolina, South Dakota, and Virginia, and certified to provide TeleMental Health (video conferencing) services in Florida. I hold a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from St. Thomas Aquinas College and a Master’s degree in Clinical/Community Psychology from Norfolk State University, I have held licensure as a professional counselor in Georgia since 2006 and in Arizona, Colorado, Michigan, New Mexico, North Carolina, South Dakota and Virginia since 2019. In addition, I have obtained certification in Trauma Resolution Therapy and Clinical Hypnotherapy, and am certified as a clinical hypnotherapist through the National Board for Certified Clinical Hypnotherapists. I am also Board Certified in TeleMental Health. In addition, I have earned certification as a Master Addiction Counselor.
Prior to earning my independent license as a Professional Counselor in 2006, I worked at residential facilities for children and adolescents, on adult inpatient psychiatric units, and in emergency rooms providing mental health assessments. After becoming fully/independently licensed in 2006, I continued to work on the psychiatric units and emergency rooms, and I continued doing so while I built up my own private counseling practice, starting in 2008. I have been in full-time private practice since 2012.
I operate an online counseling practice, working with adults and adolescents. II work with clients ages 12 and older who are dealing with a wide array of issues. I particularly enjoy working with clients dealing with depression, anxiety, stress, anger, adjustment issues and trauma, helping survivors of trauma to heal and to flourish. I am holistic and eclectic in my approach, incorporating thinking and techniques from diverse schools of psychotherapy. I choose interventions and techniques that are best suited to the needs of the client and that encompass care of the body, mind, and spirit. While I do not impose my beliefs on clients, I am a Christian and willingly deal with spiritual matters that clients may bring to counseling.