I enjoy working with older adolescents and young adults, families in distress, mood disorders, and identity development including through life adjustments and life transitions. I like to help families work through relationship conflicts, increase communication skills, and become reconnected. My background is rooted in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, and I especially enjoy working from a multicultural, family systems approach. I believe that in order to live a happy and fulfilling life, the mind, body, and spirit must all be addressed holistically.
My passion and desire to help others have grown as I have developed my counseling skills at various agencies, such as hospitals, community mental health centers and counseling centers. I have been able to diversify my clinical skills by working with adolescents, adults, and mature individuals. I have also learned how to work quickly to deescalate crises so improvements in mental health are seen in a matter of days.
I was born and raised in Gainesville, Georgia and am an alumnus of Johnson High School. Go Knights! I received my master’s degree in Community Counseling from Argosy University in Atlanta with a concentration in Marriage and Family Therapy. During my free time I love to travel and have been to places like Vietnam, Japan, the Bahamas, El Salvador, Mexico, Italy, Morocco, France, and England. I revel in immersing in different cultures via food, music, customs and just learning how others live, think, and (my favorite) eat!