I feel the client-therapist relationship is of critical importance to facilitate growth. Therefore, it is very important to me to provide a safe atmosphere for my clients to feel free to be human, ask all the questions they want, and view their “mistakes” as valuable learning experiences. I ascribe to the viewpoint of the utilization of self as a critical instrument for change in the counseling process.
To give you some background information on myself, I am a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) through the Georgia Board of Professional Counselors and am approved by the Licensed Professional Counselors Association of Georgia (LPCA-GA) as a Certified Professional Counselor Supervisor (CPCS). Additionally, I hold a Certification in Case Management (CCM). I obtained a Master of Business Administration in Healthcare Management from Columbia Southern University, and a Master of Arts degree in Professional Counseling from Argosy University. I also completed my undergraduate studies and earned a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga.
In my 16 years of experience in this field, I have provided therapeutic and case management services to children, adolescents, and adults across a wide variety of treatment settings.
My therapeutic approach is one that is integrative and holistic. I specialize in the treatment of substance use disorders with adolescents and adults, mood disorders, anger management, behavioral therapy, solution-focused therapy, family systems therapy, and cognitive behavioral therapy. My counseling style focuses on meeting my client’s needs and providing a safe and comfortable environment throughout the entire therapeutic process. Lastly, it is my goal to empower individuals and couples to overcome personal obstacles to improve their relationships.