Over the past 14 years, I have become a specialist working with children and teens in the field of mental health. I believe that every child/person has strengths and when identified, we can use those strengths to build self-esteem, modify behavior, reduce anxiety and increase self-worth. Children are visual and tactile learners. In my sessions, we use all our senses to help explore our emotions and learn new skills to manage emotional dysregulation, grief, intense anxiety, fear, worry and more. In working with children and young adults, I use Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Solution Focused Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Play and Art Therapy to help them feel comfortable and develop an environment where they feel safe and cared for. I am able to work with clients in a creative way that allows them to build a strong, trusting relationship in which healing occurs.
As your children/teens begins to identify the challenges in their life, we will work together to help families understand how to support their mental health needs outside the therapy room. You, as the parent, are the expert on your child/teen. I am here to come along side you and offer the opportunity to learn something new and see your child/teen through a different lens while offering hope for the future.
I look forward to meeting you and your child/teen. We are going to work together to make a difference in their life and yours.
Bachelor’s Degree in Social Work, Limestone College, 2009
Master’s Degree in Social Work, University of South Carolina, 2011
LMSW awarded 2011, LISW-CP, in process
Child and Parent Psychotherapy (CPP)
Transforming the Living Legacy of Trauma
Parents as Teachers - Certified
Darkness to Light
Early Developmental Disorders Resulting from Abuse