I completed my undergraduate degree at The University of Georgia, receiving my Bachelor’s of Science degree in Psychology. I then attended Georgia State University for my Master’s Degree in Rehabilitation Counseling. My degree in Rehabilitation Counseling has qualified me to practice traditional mental health counseling but with additional emphasis on the impact of various disabilities on individuals and their families. I am a Certified Rehabilitation Counselor and a Licensed Professional Counselor.
I have professional experience working in an Acute Care Behavioral Health Hospital, managing case loads of patients with addiction and various mood disorders. After transitioning away from the hospital, I have worked in private practice with clients of all backgrounds. My areas of specialty are anxiety, depression, addiction, and LGBT issues, more specifically transgender issues. I have completed in depth training for working with transgender individuals through the World Professional Association of the Transgender Health, the governing body that sets the standards of care for transgender needs. I have my areas of specialty, but I have learned in my practice that no one can be boiled down to one diagnosis to sum up their life. If my areas of specialty don’t line up with your needs, feel free to contact me and we can discuss further what you need in a therapist.
In addition to my professional education and experience, I have also completed a 220 hour Yoga Teacher training as a part of my own wellness journey. Finding yoga has helped change my life for the better. Part of what we will work on in session is finding you the things that you need to help you feel and live better.