I have been a therapist for 10 years and have worked in the field of mental health in various capacities for almost 20 years. I am a fully Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor in North Carolina, am fully trained in EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing therapy), am a Certified Integrative Mental Health Professional (CIMHP), and am in the process of becoming a certified yoga instructor.
My clients are adults who are looking for help with anxiety, depression, various traumas, low self-esteem, stress, family/parenting issues, perinatal and postpartum depression and anxiety, and infertility. Prior to private practice, I worked at a local NC mental health agency, at a university's counseling center in NY, at a VA Medical Center in NY, and at a private mental health hospital in NY.
I strongly believe in the power of thoughts and the mind-body connection and incorporate EMDR, CBT, Mindfulness-Based Therapy, and Psychodynamic theory to help clients overcome unhealthy thought and behavioral patterns and learn new ways of perceiving and living in the world. My passion for yoga and the mind-body connection has led me to yoga teacher training (YTT), and I enjoy incorporating some of these skills in therapy sessions. I have also written and published professional mental health articles, have been a member of psychological research teams, and was an Associate Editor at a mental health publishing firm in New York, NY.
My goal is to provide you with the empathy, support, and skills necessary to obtain better relationships, increased confidence and self-esteem, decreased stress, relief from anxiety and depression, and a better quality of life. With me, you will receive evidence-based counseling in a safe, warm, and caring environment.
"If you don't like something, change it; if you can't change it, change the way you think about it."