I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist licensed in accordance with the North Carolina Marriage and Family Therapy Licensure Board. I hold a Bachelor of Science degree in Criminal Justice from Mercy College, a Master’s degree in Business Administration from Pfeiffer University and a Master’s in Marriage and Family Therapy from Northcentral University. In my spare time I enjoy reading, traveling, and spending time with family and friends.
Affiliations and Professional Associations
American Association of Marriage and Family Therapist (AAMFT)
North Carolina Association of Marriage and Family Therapy (NCAMFT)
Northcentral University Marriage and Family Therapy Alumni - Chair
Philosophy and Approach:
I believe in a person-centered, strengths-based approach to treatment. In our therapeutic relationship I operate through a collaborative lens and will work with you to discover new solutions to long standing or acute problems. Therapy is an ongoing process; there are no quick fixes. In the therapeutic relationship, I will encourage, support and at times challenge you on your pathway towards lasting healing, growth and change.
I understand that every client is unique in their needs, perspectives, desires and challenges. Likewise, I believe that people are resilient, resourceful and capable of the change they desire. I draw from therapeutic modalities that best fit each client individually. The modalities which primarily inform my work include: Solution-Focused Brief Therapy, Narrative, Cognitive Behavioral and family systems therapy approaches. Throughout the course of treatment, I am likely to draw on ideas from one or more therapeutic methodologies. At times, I may even suggest “homework” which are things you can do at home, between sessions, to build on our work together. I will respect your uniqueness and diversity. I will work with you to clarify your goals and together we will work to identify concrete strategies you can utilize to improve your relationships, overcome challenges and bring about lasting change. I look forward to beginning this journey of discovery, healing and transformation with you.