Carl Rogers once said: “The good life is a process, not a state of being. It is a direction, not a destination.” However, sometimes the process is difficult and the direction unsure. When you’re feeling like life is just too much of a struggle, or you’re feeling lost or overwhelmed, you deserve to have a safe place where you can be heard by someone who will guide and empower you toward the personal growth and healing you desire. Everyone’s story matters.
“Owning our story and loving ourselves through that process is the bravest thing that we will ever do.” – Brené Brown.
I earned both a Master of Science and a Specialist degree in Counseling & Human Systems: Mental Health Counseling from Florida State University in Tallahassee, Florida. In addition, I hold board certification with the National Board of Certified Counselors (NBCC) as a National Certified Counselor ™ (NCC ®) which was obtained in 2002.
I have a variety of experiences in the counseling field over the course of 10 years, including individual, couples and family counseling, crisis counseling, and group therapy. Specific areas of clinical experience include depressive disorders, anxiety disorders, bipolar disorder, borderline personality disorder, trauma, substance-abuse disorders and addiction, issues related to dysfunctional family systems, anger issues, domestic violence, and abuse.
I have an eclectic approach to counseling with a strong reliance on cognitive behavioral therapy which focuses on how your beliefs and inner self-talk interact with your feelings and behaviors. I also employ other therapeutic approaches including schema therapy, emotion-focused therapy, reality therapy, cognitive-behavior therapy, and family systems therapy.