Education and Professional Experience
I am proud to work as a Licensed Clinical Social Worker. I earned a Master’s degree in Social Work from the University of South Carolina and a Bachelor’s degree in Criminal Justice from the University of South Dakota. My professional experience includes providing treatment in a variety of settings: school-based counseling and residential treatment for children and adolescents; individual, couples and group therapy in adult outpatient mental health; individual and family therapy in a children’s mental health clinic; and substance abuse treatment.
Life is a continuous journey of setback and growth, which can include painful life experiences and transitions, depression or anxiety. I love supporting people of all ages and backgrounds who feel lost and hurting to find their inner strength and purpose. Meaningful connection is essential to well-being and I enjoy providing a transformative space for couples and families who feel hurt and misunderstood, to cultivate a sense of safety and connection again. Together we practice tools that helps you cope with negative thoughts, overwhelming feelings, and discover what brings joy to your life. I would be honored to help you in your therapeutic journey and look forward to our work together.
Approach to Wellness
As a therapist, it is my personal and professional responsibility and privilege to tend to my own wellness, as well as help you do the same. Nurturing my connection with family and friends keeps me healthy. I love to spend time outside, especially at the beach. Expressing myself creatively is important to me. I prioritize making time for activities I enjoy: running, barre classes, attending church, watching sports and walks with my dog. Self-care takes practice and I believe balance is the key to sustaining wellness. Sometimes my self-care means an afternoon with my favorite snacks while having a Netflix marathon.