This is the part where I talk to you about my credentials and experience. What you really want to know is- will we connect? The relationship between client and therapist is the most important part of the healing, growing process. Therapy often becomes a safe space for my clients. It's important to know that I believe that you, as an individual or couple, have done exactly what you have needed to do to get through the stressors that may have brought you to my door. Part of our work together will involve learning different ways of seeing but most importantly it will involve corrective emotional experiences.
Here is the gist of my experience and background. I graduated from The State University of NY College at Buffalo with a Bachelors in Social Work, BSW. I went on to complete my Masters in Social Work, MSW at The University of South Carolina. I became licensed as a therapist in 2004 and have helped countless individuals and couples heal and grow ever since. In addition to private practice, I've treated teens and adults in an outpatient partial hospitalization program facilitating individual, group and family therapy based on a DBT model of treatment. I have also worked with children and families in an outpatient clinic setting. I am a Licensed Clinical Social Work Supervisor and I provide supervision for those pursuing licensure in SC. I am also a Certified Addiction Counselor and have experience in working with those that are coping with addiction.
I specialize in Couples Therapy and am trained in Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy, Gottman Method, and Prepare-Enrich. I find these modalities of treatment most efficient in assisting couples in the quest for stable, satisfying relationships.
My most used methods of treatment for individual therapy stem from Interpersonal Neurobiology, Internal Family Systems, and the Polyvagal Theory. I am trauma informed and trained in Attachment Focused EMDR, which I use regularly in practice. I love learning and I consistently attend new trainings around my specialties to grow as a therapist.
I am an affirmative provider to LGBTQI+ persons and I work with clients from diverse racial, ethnic, cultural, socioeconomic and religious backgrounds.
A great day for this introvert would consist of any of the following: going 'antiquing' with my husband of 15 years, spending time with my 2 kids, or walking my dog Pinto while listening to an audio book or podcast. And throw coffee in with any of the above and I'm good to go.
I would love to come alongside you on your journey toward living and loving fully, individually and relationally. You can begin seeing improvements within just a few sessions, so call or email for your free phone consultation today.
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