I graduated from Mississippi State University in 2001 with a Bachelors degree in Social Work, and in 2002 with a Master’s degree in Social work from the University of Alabama. I have worked in a number of different settings primarily providing services to children, adolescents, and families. In 2017, I obtained my Trauma informed Care certification from Mississippi College.
I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker specializing in individual, couples and family therapy for children and adults.
There is no single approach that is right for every individual, so I use a blend of modalities, such as:
- Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
- Solution-focused and Motivational Interviewing
I believe in building rapport with clients and working from a strengths-based approach that focuses on the whole client to assist them in achieving a successful, fulfilling, and productive life style.
As a therapist, I value providing a supportive environment for each client, so trust is developed.
I help each client look at their history so that connections between the past and present can be understood.
The teaching strategies and skills I use help my clients learn how to manage emotions and decision making. I am confident that my interventions have resulted in individual & family member engagement, and improvement in accomplishing therapeutic goals.
Once we scheduled your first appointment, the first session or two will center around fully assessing the problem that brought you into the office, and answering any initial questions you may have.