MEd, LPC-A, NCC
Q: WHAT DRIVES YOU?
A: I’m passionate about helping women achieve the life satisfaction that they deserve. My aim is for clients not just to survive this time in their lives, but THRIVE!
If you are ready for relief, allow me to help you take the next step.
I specialize in treating anxiety, depression, and reproductive related mood disorders. I have a particular interest in working with women as they navigate life transition, infertility, parenting stress, work/life balance, and self love.
I view therapy as another form of self care, just like diet and exercise. I have faith in the therapeutic process and have seen lives truly transformed. I work with clients to navigate the ebbs and flows of life in a way that celebrates individuality and encourages growth. I practice an approach to therapy that considers all aspects of the human experience — including mind, body, spirit, and community — and provide a partnership with my clients that is authentic and honest. I help clients develop the tools needed to experience the range of human emotions with a kind and accepting perspective. I utilize a collaborative approach tailored to meet each client's unique needs. At the root of my approach is a safe and non judgmental space for clients to be truly understood.
I graduated from the Citadel Graduate College with an MEd in Counselor Education and College of Charleston with a BS in Psychology. I work with women and teens specializing in anxiety, depression, women's issues, and perinatal mood disorders. I am passionate about ending the stigma around women's mental health issues, and normalizing the thoughts and emotions that can come with adjusting to life in a new role.
I live in the Charleston area with my husband and young daughter. I love animals, especially our rescue pup, Gunner. In my free time I enjoy cooking for wellness, yoga, live music, and the outdoors.
- Perinatal Mood Disorders
- Related to Pregnancy: Depression during pregnancy, Pregnancy Loss, Infertility
- Related to Postpartum: Postpartum Depression, Postpartum Anxiety
- Women's Issues:
- Loss of identity in motherhood, work/life balance, parental stress, relationship strain, life transition, self love
- Coping Skills
- Family Conflict
- Life Transitions
- Self Esteem
- Pregnancy Loss
- Women's Issues
As each client and goal is different, I often incorporate various models of therapy, including:
- Acceptance and Commitment Therapy
- Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT)
- Solution Focused Brief Therapy (SFBT)
- Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
- Compassion Focused
- Positive Psychology
"Mom-ing" can be hard, and making time for yourself can seem even harder. Healthy mom, happy family! I aim to make the support that you need as accessible as possible. Flexible hours and video counseling are available for mothers adjusting to life postpartum. Babies are welcome!
Contact me today to learn more about me and my approach, & share a little bit about what you are working to overcome.