Thank you so much for considering me to be your counselor!
I am nationally certified by the National Board for Certified Counselors (NCC) to provide mental health counseling to clients. Additionally, I am a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) in the state of Georgia with 5 years of experience working as a behavioral health counselor in a psychiatric hospital setting and as a family & child therapist in an outpatient counseling center setting that treats couples, children, teens, families, and individuals. Furthermore, I have provided individual counseling and group therapy in a veteran hospital setting over the course of my years in the counseling field. I have had the wonderful opportunity of working with clients with a wide range of issues/problems that have included the areas of depression, anxiety, grief, self-esteem & confidence, couples, mood & psychotic disorders, familial & romantic relationships, anger, control, stressors, and trauma (physical, sexual, mental/psychological, emotional, abandonment, neglect, military sexual, & combat). My approach combines client-centered, cognitive behavioral, dialectical behavior, solution-focused, mindfulness, psychodynamic, acceptance & commitment, non-trauma focused (client does not talk about the trauma in detail), and trauma focused (the client talks about their trauma in detail).
I am trained in Cognitive Processing Therapy (CPT), an evidenced-based therapy modality that treats persons that live with posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and individuals that have not been diagnosed with PTSD but have experienced problems from trauma.
I enjoy acknowledging clients’ positive characteristics through strengths-based counseling. My counseling style is genuine, non-judgmental, warm, and respectful; displaying empathy to clients is a must, and I express to clients that I care. I believe in respecting everyone’s opinions and ways of thinking, as everyone comes from different upbringings and have had various life experiences that I believe contributes to their current way of living. Each client has an individualized treatment plan in order to effectively facilitate change. My goal as your counselor is to treat you with the upmost respect, provide support, express empowerment, and deliver evidenced-based therapies in order for you to meet your goals and help you live in accordance with your values.
You are very courageous and brave to reach out for help, desiring to overcome challenges, and wanting to make progress for a better quality of life. I am looking forward to helping you navigate through your current undesired circumstances and problems to moving towards your greatness!