I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and earned a Masters in Social Work from the University of Georgia in 2012. I earned my first degrees years ago (BA in 1994, MA in 1997) and in addition to my clinical training and experience, I bring considerable life experience “to the table” when working my clients. I have worked extensively with foster children and adopted children, I have taught for many years and worked in business.
I provide individual, and family therapy to clients ages 5 to geriatric. I also provide relationship and couples therapy. I have experience in treating trauma, PTSD, sexual/physical abuse and neglect, grief and loss, depression and anxiety, Borderline Personality Disorder, Oppositional Defiant and Conduct Disorders, ADHD, and LGBTQQAI adjustment issues.
I’ve been trained in play therapy, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Exposure Therapy, Mindfulness, Positive Psychology, and in treating addictions. Many people are seeing an increase in “behavioral addictions” with young people such as with excessive use of the internet, social media, and video game use.
My approach is client centered and I have great respect for the inner wisdom of my clients (including children). I believe strongly in working with parents as the family is a system. For positive changes to remain and continue in one family member, the rest of the system must make room for and encourage those positive changes. My role is to be an experienced guide, helping you and/or your child find that inner wisdom and to make choices that move you toward ever increasing mental and emotional health and happiness.
Areas of expertise:
* Adoption Issues
* Anger Management
* Borderline Personality Disorder
* Child/Adolescent Issues
* Conduct/Disruptive Disorders
* Family Therapy
* Gay/Lesbian LGBTQQAI Adjustment Issues
* Gender Identity
* Grief and Loss
* Physical/Sexual Abuse and Neglect
* Sex and Pornography Addictions