Welcome! I am interested in getting to know you better, and I think it’s important that you know a little bit about me so that you can make the most well-informed decision regarding your health. I grew up in South Carolina before moving to Florida to complete my graduate training. Presently, I am a licensed psychologist practicing in the Greenville area with over 15 years of clinical experience. I graduated with an Educational Specialist and Master’s degree from Florida State University in 2010, and graduated with my Doctorate in Counseling Psychology and School Psychology from Florida State University in 2014. I have also taught at Florida State University and Mercer University. In 2021, I completed my Perinatal Maternal Mental Health Certificate from Postpartum Support International. In 2022, I became basic certified in Accelerated Resolution Therapy.
Prior to starting my private practice, I completed my pre-doctoral internship at the Johns Hopkins University Counseling Center and my post-doctoral fellowship at the University of Georgia Counseling Center. While in graduate school, I provided career counseling services to undergraduate and graduate students, and also provided ADHD coaching for individuals struggling with time management, organizational, attention, and hyperactivity concerns. As part of my degree program, I worked at the Employee Assistance Program, University Counseling Center, Student Disability Resource Center, and conducted assessments at Tallahassee Memorial Hospital. I also worked in a substance abuse treatment facility helping individuals combat drug addictions. While attending Florida State University, I taught 4 college courses and have over 20 publications.
When I’m not working with clients, I am spending time with my husband, daughter (2 years old and 4 months old), family/friends, our yellow lab Gracie and our golden retriever, Addie. I regularly attend college football games and related sporting events, and love to play tennis and attend CrossFit classes.
My specialty areas include helping individuals struggling with food/body image concerns, OCD, couples counseling, self-harm behaviors, and trauma related experiences. I also enjoy working with individuals presenting with general anxiety and depression, ADHD, career counseling concerns, stress management, and issues related to identity and coping with general life transitions. When working with clients, I focus most on the relationship while also incorporating elements of cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT), and solutions focused therapy (SFT).
Across each of the above presenting concerns, it is such a privilege to help individual clients embrace their strengths, recognize personal resiliency factors, and cultivate overall growth. I find it personally rewarding to hear each client’s story, observe how unhelpful thoughts and feelings can be channeled and ultimately transformed into healthier energy, and to be a part of someone’s journey towards a fuller, happier life. Throughout this process, I will constantly strive to create an atmosphere of respect, acceptance, trust, and collaboration.