I work with people of all ages who want less stress in their lives and who want to improve their relationships. I work to uncover how past experiences influence the here and now.
Specifically, I focus on how the mind and body are connected, using a neurobiological approach rooted in science. Research has shown that experiences live in the body and are expressed in emotional and physical ways.
Our emotional responses intend to protect but can also work against us when they’re left unexamined. Our work involves reprocessing emotions and understanding triggers, so they have less power over you.
Most importantly, I help you forge a path to the life YOU want.
My job is to listen fully to what is said and what is left unsaid. I help you untangle your emotions and disarm your triggers, so that you can more easily communicate your needs.
I see us as collaborative partners, and I show up with an open heart and an open mind, so you can also express yourself without fear of judgment. I believe that therapy can help us to be better versions of ourselves.
Selecting a counselor
You’ll want the person to be trained and competent. You’ll want them to “get” you and be able to help you, skillfully and effectively. So, look over my credentials, and if you have questions, ask. And if you’re ready, let’s meet and go from there.
Master of Education in Counseling and Human Development from Lindsey Wilson College
Bachelor of Science in Human Services Guidance and Counseling from Old Dominion University
Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) by the West Virginia Board of Examiners in Counseling
National Certified Counselor (NCC) by the National Board for Certified Counselors
Board-Certified Tele-Mental Health Provider (BC-TMH) by the Center for Credentialing & Education
Trauma-Informed Stabilization Treatment (TIST) training through the Academy of Therapy Wisdom
Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing (EMDR) Therapy training through Rebecca Kase & CO
Our first meeting is an ‘intake’ or evaluation session. We will talk about your overall history, why you have decided to come to therapy, and what your goals are. It’s an opportunity to build rapport, ask any questions you may have, and see how we connect. We can decide together if it feels right to move forward and schedule another session.