My passion is in helping individuals discover their purpose and increase their self-awareness while helping to empower and motivate them to be the outstanding individuals they are capable of being. I appreciate your interest in allowing me to join you on your path of exploration and improving your life strategies. I have been in the mental health field since 2002, working in various private and public domains providing support to adolescents, adults and families. I have a medley of experience ranging from working in adolescent residential treatment facilities to being a Director of a Domestic Violence Crisis Center. My family and I recently moved to the Charlotte area after my husband’s retirement from the U.S. Air Force and I must say I have fallen in love with your city. All of these professional and life experiences along with my continued education in counseling psychology have allowed me to develop a set of intuitive-relational skills that are conducive for both personal and professional development.
My primary theoretical orientation is Cognitive Behavior Therapy whose principles are focused on changing distorted cognitive thought and belief systems while helping you function at your full potential. I also use Trauma Focused CBT and Solution Focused Therapy modalities whenever the need presents itself. I provide therapeutic services to adolescents and adults challenged with overcoming mood disorders, depression, anxiety, low self-esteem, trauma, relational issues, as well as school and work performance issues. My office is located in a peaceful tree lined office park which is also handicapped accessible.
Entering the counseling experience can bring up a wealth of emotions in individuals. This experience can be exhilarating, refreshing, confusing and at times scary. Our working relationship is designed to elicit positive change and confront roadblocks that are shielding you from a sense of satisfaction in your life. This process often requires the disclosure of personal secrets and dilemmas that have a tendency to hold people emotionally hostage. My passion is in helping individuals discard their emotional baggage and often times years of hurt, pain, guilt and shame. In doing this you can discover your purpose, live a more fulfilling life and increase your self-awareness. My goal is to be your guide during this process while helping to empower and motivate you to be the outstanding individuals you are capable of being.
Despite the circumstances that have brought you to this crossroads in your life, I aim to provide a private, professional, and purposeful interaction that will guide you toward your goals. I look forward to working with you!
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