Bachelor of Science (Biology) from High Point University and Master of Counseling from Arizona State University
National Certified Counselor (NCC), Licensed Professional Counselor (NC-LPC 8487)
Many of my clients have mental health concerns related to anxiety, depression, PTSD, relationship/family stress, adoption, pre-and-postpartum issues, LGBT challenges, and more. I provide assessments and then work together with clients to create a treatment plan that uses evidence-based practices to help them start feeling better and make progress on their goals.
Substance abuse and codependency are areas of special interest to me. I am happy to work with individuals in their recovery from addictions. I do not provide DUI assessments.
I provide assessment for ADHD for both adults and children. I often collaborate with local doctors who specialize in ADHD testing and treatment as well. I enjoy helping clients learn about ADHD, how to best cope with procrastination, and time management challenges in day to day life.
I provide supportive and affirmative therapy for LGBTQI individuals. I also provide referral and documentation support for clients seeking hormonal or surgical interventions.
First of all, it's normal to be a little nervous. Before you come for your first appointment, I will send you paperwork that details my policies and counseling approach. I encourage you to email me your questions. You can expect appointments to last 50 minutes.
On the day of your assessment, come to the office and wait in the living room. The office is an old home that has been converted into office space, so there is no sign outside and it doesn’t look like a typical office. Please park on the street. I will come downstairs to greet you. My office and the restroom are on the second story, so if you have mobility concerns, please let me know ahead of time so we can arrange to use a space on the first floor. If you are bringing a child for an assessment, I will meet with you and your child together, then with your child alone, and possibly again with everyone together.
The assessment involves getting to know you and your concerns that have brought you to therapy. I will ask questions about your medical and mental health history, as well as questions about your family and social circumstances. At the end of the assessment, we will talk about diagnosis, treatment goals, what treatment interventions have been researched to be effective for your problems, and what you can expect in terms of frequency and type of therapy we will be doing. I will ask you for feedback on my ideas, so we can collaborate and create a plan that everyone feels good about.
I accept Blue Cross Blue Shield, United Healthcare, UMR, Optum, Multiplan, and Cigna.
I do not accept Medicaid/Medicare or Medcost.
I accept credit, debit, and health savings account cards. I also take cash or check.
A sliding scale is available for self-pay clients. Just ask to see the scale.