Registered Mental Health Counseling Intern
Are you finding parenting to be a frantic and stressful series of moments? Experiencing homework battles, tantrums in the middle of the grocery store, crying and screaming and being told how mean you are. Or are you the parent of a teenager that just won’t open up, yells how you wouldn’t understand, slams the door in your face, constantly pushes your buttons, and seems to be spiraling more and more out of control? There is help.
Through the therapeutic space, children and teens can grow towards a better and happier life—a life without sorrow and anger, screaming matches or fear. They can feel good about who they are. It may seem impossible now, but your child wants to be the best version of themselves. It is the obstacle to that goal that needs to be addressed and knocked down. I am here to help your child find their way, so they can reach their potential in all aspects of life. They can have meaningful relationships, be caring and compassionate and feel good about who they are. When we feel better about ourselves, we can succeed in school and whatever we put our minds to. Take the first step, reach out, and come in to see me. I chose this profession out of a genuine desire to help. I have a big heart and the drive to make a difference.
My specialty is in children and adolescents, as well as in trauma therapy. I have worked in the field a little over ten years. I enjoy what I do and continually seek out workshops and seminars to enhance my skill set so I can be of better assistance to you. From the moment you walk into my office, I’m on your side.
I graduated in 2000 from the University of Tennessee with my master’s degree in Mental Health Counseling. I have years of experience across a variety of treatment settings including; inpatient psychiatric, community mental health, community based agencies and private practice. I have served all age groups through individual therapy and play therapy.