Something I'm passionate about is helping people who have been through very difficult things - trauma, illness, grief - not only survive those things but use them to learn and grow. Unresolved trauma and grief play a huge part in depression and substance abuse among other things.

 

Clients tell me they appreciate my combination of an authentic, warm, low-key style with my ability to think through issues creatively and incisively getting right to the heart of what is important. These things together with being trained in evidence-based modalities like EMDR and CBT often help clients reach a place of more peace, freedom, and empowerment in life.

Education

B.S. Psychology, Duke University

MSSW, UT Arlington

Relevant Experience

  • support groups for people with cancer & their care partners

  • bereavement support & educational groups

  • hospice social work

  • individual therapy for those with a diagnosis of HIV

  • intensive outpatient drug rehab

  • managed support & educational program for early stage dementia

  • research (neuroscience, Alzheimers)

  • teaching