I am passionate about helping people love their authentic selves, find healthy connections, and realize they have more control in their lives. My clients describe me as calming & accepting which puts them at ease. They like that I'm real with them, not an unrelatable professional. They are free to cuss, cry, or be angry in therapy without being judged or self-conscious.
I became a therapist because I have always enjoyed knowing others on a deeper level and supporting them through difficult times. I experienced growth and freedom through my own therapy journey. I continue to work on my own mental health and growth.
I work with teens and adults with relationship difficulties, anxiety, depression, anger, difficult experiences, and overall life stresses. When I work with people,they set the pace. People whom I work with, have often been in therapy before. They may have benefited from learning coping skills, realizing their thoughts aren’t always true and having someone listen as they vent. But it wasn’t enough.
My clients often say they logically know something but feel totally differently. Or they have thoughts saying “I’m not good enough, I need to make others happy, I have to be perfect.” They might realize they have repeating patterns in their relationships, emotions, thoughts, or choices. These patterns can come from family dysfunction, what society or religion taught them, toxic relationships, or difficult experiences.
Together we explore their past to get to the root of their beliefs & patterns. Working together, we can help shift internalized beliefs, relationship dynamics, self talk, automatic responses, and communication to create freedom & control so they can make changes in their lives.
I love spending time with my husband, our cats, friends, and family. I enjoy spending time in nature, hiking to waterfalls, baking for friends, and reading a good fiction book. I am often exploring the Greenville area and trying local restaurants.
I received my Masters of Education degree and Education Specialist degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Clemson University. I am a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) License #8413.
My approach to counseling is rooted in Adlerian Therapy which ties together family systems therapy, narrative therapy, & CBT. I holistically work with psychological, social, biological, and emotional needs. I work to understand your view of self and the world, your values, and your relationship patterns. I am trained in Applied Suicide Intervention Skills training (ASIST). I am an LGBTQIA+ affirming therapist. The office has gender neutral bathrooms. I want everyone to feel safe and welcomed when they come to therapy.
We welcome you in to a relaxing space designed to set you at ease. You can help yourself to a cup of tea or coffee. Plants are incorporated into the office space because nature is healing. We believe when you feel safe and comfortable, it will be easier for you do the sometimes uncomfortable emotional work of therapy.
Adolescence (12 +)