Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor Associate
I am a North Carolina Licensed Mental Health Counselor Associate. My passion is to empower individuals to heal from the past and become better versions of themselves, happier with their lives. I affirm clients for who they are, regardless of their gender, sexuality, or religious identity.
You may be reading this feeling confused, hurt, or like you will never be happy again. Whatever complex string of events brought you here: you, your pain, your goals, and your situation are all unique. It is my joy to sit with you through the complicated of your life, good and bad.
While I use trauma-informed, mindfulness, and Dialectical Behavioral therapy techniques to help my clients change their overwhelming emotions, feel safe, and find themselves—my core approach to counseling relies heavily on the meaningful exchanges you and I will have throughout therapy. Often called Rogerian therapy, I want to listen to you and understand your unique situation. I want to walk in your shoes, experience the world as you do, and see the best in you—even when you can’t.
Throughout my life, I have been privileged by unique and diverse experiences. My childhood was spent in Asheboro North Carolina until middle-school, where I transitioned to living in Japan. Ever since, I have been intentionally involved in communities that are deeply multicultural. My professional experience involves protective services: I started my work as a security guard before spending the pandemic as a firefighter-EMT in the Atlanta area. We served an unbelievably diverse population, both economically and ethnically. During my graduate program, I began working under a private practice that assessed veterans with PTSD. After moving back to North Carolina, I built on my first-responder skills as a crisis interventionist for at-risk teens. This coincided with my experience in community support, counseling those who would otherwise not have access to mental health care. I worked with clients regarding a wide range of needs.
My educational background has been no different. Long before completing my undergraduate degree studying religion, I have always been fascinated by people who come from unique religious experiences and identities (including identities that lack a religious component). As a doctoral counseling student with a focus on trauma, I am specializing in those who have been deeply hurt by any number of things: violence, abandonment, discrimination, abuse, sex, and especially religion.
Master's degree of Arts in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Liberty University.