Who I Am
Ok. So now you want to know how I can help, right? Deciding who you want as your therapist is not something to take lightly. I want to do my best to make sure that we are the right fit, so here is a bit about my personality, feedback from others, and who I flow best with to help you in your search process.
I am crazy about my job. I love getting to work with the people I interact with on a daily basis. I am passionate and dynamic, but also consistent, reliable, and committed to the therapeutic process. No matter what you are struggling with today, I believe that you wouldn’t be here reading all of this unless you believed that you could feel better — that someone could maybe help. I believe in that, too. I’m ready to meet you where you are and help you sort through things to lighten your load.
The most common feedback I get from those who have worked with me is that I am easy to talk to, not quick to judge, and supportive, while also not being afraid to challenge you as needed. I am a realist; there is no sugar-coating here, sweetheart. I believe your time is valuable, so we’ll stay focused on the most efficient and effective way to sort out where you are so you can get closer to where you want to be.
I do my best work with those who are motivated and ready to work, while also not expecting therapy to happen over night. I am wired to be direct and solution-focused, and do my best to check in frequently to make sure the pace and the process are what you’re expecting.
At the end of the day, I look for patterns. I pay attention. I help you figure out what is and what isn’t working. I help you feel encouraged and supported at the end of the day.
How I Can Help
Even if we haven’t met yet, I already believe that you have what it takes to navigate anything, and I’ll do everything I can to help you see that, too. I will help you feel supported, empowered, and competent to make the changes you desire. I believe that healing comes from having a secure, safe, and trusting relationship with a professional counselor who will work collaboratively with you towards your goals.
My Therapy Style
Personalized: Therapy should be unique and specialized for each person who walks in the room. I work collaboratively with you to develop a personalized plan for your therapy experience and encourage transparent dialogue to monitor what is and isn’t working.
Integrative: I do not make you fit into therapy, I fit therapy to you. I match evidence-based treatment modalities to the person I am working with based on his/her therapy goals. The lens of my work is often through my training in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), and Mindfulness-Based Interventions. I utilize Accelerated Resolution Therapy (ART) with many clients who feel stuck with a traumatic memory and/or struggle with phobias, social anxiety, self-esteem, depression, and more. This technique uses eye-movement techniques to reduce distress and is used in addition to traditional talk therapy.
Efficient: Your time is extremely valued. Whether you are stopping by on a lunch break from work, or needing to pick up the kids after our session, we will maximize our time together so that you can leave feeling accomplished as you fall back into the rest of your day.
Experience & Credentials
For those who want to know the nitty-gritty.
The State of South Carolina Board of Examiners for Counselors, Therapists, & Psycho-Educational Specialists