About

I am a Marriage and Family therapist, wife, and mom of five. I received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology from Clark Atlanta University and a Master of Science degree in Marriage and Family therapy from Capella University. I enjoy working with individuals, couples, families, and adolescents from diverse populations.

My professional experience includes working with clients seeking treatment for a variety of issues including marriage issues, family conflict, parenting issues, multi-generational issues, depression, existential concerns, anxiety, body image, self esteem, and eating disorders at any stage of life. In addition to this, I have experience effectively utilizing Family Based Treatment (FBT), for the treatment of children and adolescents with eating disorders.

I view each of my clients through a humanistic lens, choosing to believe that each person is unique, valuable, and has the ability to reach his/ her /their fullest potential as well as the ability to create healthy relationships. Although I tailor treatment to the client’s needs, I am trained to treat families and relationships with a family systems perspective, relying on the understanding that we are each a part of a greater whole- shaped by family, community, society, culture, etc. I identify patterns of communication and behavior rather than solely the presenting issue, problem or person. Narrative therapy, solution-focused, cognitive behavioral therapy, person centered therapy, structural techniques, and acceptance and commitment therapy may also be utilized in treatment.

Collaborating to co-create new meaning for each person’s lived experiences is an essential part of growth. My goal will always be to help my clients manifest this growth by empowering them to cultivate the vision that they have for themselves and for their families.

I firmly believe that one can become his/her/their most authentic self while also navigating the complexities and demands of family and society. Therefore, I strive to create a space where individuals can show up as their authentic selves and where all parts of their identity (racial, cultural, faith/spirituality, gender, and orientation) are honored and welcomed.

By utilizing your existing strengths and resilience already within you, I aim to help you find the solutions that best work for you in a safe and calm environment. A strong therapeutic relationship is built by a continuous and collaborative partnership between my clients and me throughout treatment, and I acknowledge that you are the expert of your own life.

One of my favorite symbols, as it relates to the human experience, is the growth of the lotus flower through the mud. The mud being all the struggles, stress, uncertainty, and despair that we all face along with the emergence of beauty, calm, acceptance, and growth, which is the flower itself.

I look forward to walking alongside you, your partner, or family and helping you to navigate life’s challenges wherever you are on your lotus journey.

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