You probably would like to know a little something about me. Well, I start my day walking my three dogs, Finn, Charlie & Daisy. We walk in the woods near Lake Lanier in the dark, rain, snow or shine! It is the best way I know how to stay connected to myself, others and live with an open heart. I’m always keeping busy with something creative like gardening, restoring furniture or my very new venture of making handbags. I’ve been married for 24 years to my husband whom I met while we were both working in Yellowstone National Park. We have an 18 year old daughter, Emma, and a 15 year old son, Luke. I’ve spent all but 5 years of my life living in the South so I say “Y’all” a lot. In high school, I was the go to relationship guru for all of my friends. They would come to me for dating advice and sometimes problems in their families. I was counseling then and I haven’t stopped. Being a therapist is just what I was born to do. I’m also highly sensitive, intuitive and an empath. I tend attract people to work with me that are also intuitive and highly sensitive.
What I want you to experience working with me is to feel truly seen and heard. I want us to feel connected and build a trusting relationship so that you get what you need from each and every session with me. You’re investment in time, money and yourself is important, and I don’t take it lightly. Your highest and greatest good is my goal. You may not see yourself accurately or in a positive way, but I do. I will hold that vision of your true self for you while you catch up to it. We will also laugh and have fun at times. I have a lot of creative tricks up my sleeve that make transformation and experiencing yourself in a different way happen quickly.
Want to know some nuts and bolts about me? Keep on reading….
I’m a psychotherapist (M.Ed.,LPC) with over 25 years of helping adults live wholeheartedly. I specialize in working with those who grew up with poor parenting, neglect or abuse. Through my therapy process, I help my clients learn how to cope with the impact this now has on their current relationships, parenting and any area of their life this may be impacting. I also have a strong background in treating anxiety and depression, body image, addiction, trauma, and learning to live from a place of wholeheartedness versus perfectionism and self-defeating behaviors.
I use a blend of progressive and traditional therapies I have found to be most effective for healing and transformation. My style is warm and nurturing, relaxed but professional while assisting clients in feeling safe and supported as they process through their challenges and find resolution.
My extensive training includes certification in Interface Therapy, which is a holistic approach to healing your mind/body/spirit that can bring about dramatic results and healing. It is one of my most requested forms of therapy. In addition, I am a Certified Daring Way™ Facilitator-Consultant. The Daring Way™ is a highly experiential methodology based on the research of Dr. Brené Brown. The method was developed to help men, women, and adolescents learn how to show up, be seen, and live braver lives.
I have a Masters of Education degree in Clinical Counseling from The Citadel in Charleston, South Carolina and my undergraduate degree in Educational Psychology from The University of Georgia.
My private practice is located north of Atlanta in Cumming, Georgia.