During my time as a therapist, I have developed a passion for supporting individuals who are navigating challenging relationships, unresolved trauma or grief, and anxiety. I work with people to help them gain insight into how past experiences may be impacting their daily lives, providing a safe, supportive space to process and repair those negative experiences. I address areas of communication, attachment style, nervous system regulation and boundary setting, working with my clients to empower them to use their skills to overcome difficult situations, and enhance positive coping skills to promote resiliency.
Throughout my trauma informed training, I gained a deeper understanding of the ways our nervous system responds to different situations and stressors, especially as a parent! I utilize this area of therapy to work with parents to not only understand how their child’s brain develops and responds to the people and environment around them, but to enhance understanding of their own. I offer ways to improve the relationship and trust building between parents and children through co-regulation, boundary setting, effective communication and mental flexibility. This has shown to increase children and teens’ capacity for emotional and behavioral control.
While I consider myself an integrative psychotherapist who matches my approach to the individual needs of my clients, I place a strong emphasis on the mind/body connection through somatic, mindfulness interventions. I also integrate cognitive behavioral and emotion focused techniques to address distortions, worry thoughts, negative self-talk and emotional reactivity.
Training and Education:
I received my Bachelor of Arts Degree in Psychology, from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte in 2015. I went on to obtain a Masters Degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Wake Forest University in 2019. Throughout my educational training, I gathered experience in administering and scoring psychological evaluations, assisting in a variety of research projects and conferences regarding sleep hygiene in college age students, and held multiple therapy groups for children/teens struggling with social skills and communication. I have additional certifications and training in trauma informed care as a Certified Clinical Trauma Professional. I have spent the last several years working in private practice, with children, teens, adults and parents.