I specialize in working with neurodivergent individuals and families.. This includes people who have Autism Spectrum Disorder or Attention-Deficit Hyperactive Disorder, who may also be struggling with Anxiety Disorders, including OCD or life adjustments.
Day-to-day, clients that I work with can find themselves struggling with many of the following: low-self esteem/worth; behavioral outbursts; grief, anxiety and depression; feelings of worthlessness and hopelessness; emotional dis-regulation and impulsive ways of coping; and, overall confusion about how to carry forward. It is not uncommon for families and individuals to feel that they do not know where to start or where to go to get the support they need for their child or self. I love working with clients to help bridge this gap of support. I see individual clients, as well as work with family units, as a team. I teach clients and parents from a behavioral lens, hold space for support and processing, and collaborate to continue to allow for positive change. I hope to meet clients where they are and help them expand upon their opportunities as they continue to better understand and identify their own experiences in this world.
I strongly believe in creating a relationship in which one can feel safe and supported, in order to help facilitate growth. In addition, I utilize evidence-based treatments to help foster, educate, nurture and empower clients of all ages to shift their relationship with their mental health.
My therapeutic approach integrates person-centered therapy, acceptance and commitment therapy, and cognitive behavior therapy. When possible, I also utilize mindfulness, somatic work, and expressive art therapy to help with multi-modal processing and overall, engagement during treatment.
I attended Lenoir-Rhyne University – Asheville and graduated from their Clinical Mental Health Counseling program. Since becoming a Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor in North Carolina, I have served children, adolescents, adults, and families in several mental health settings, including: in home, school-based, and both in and out patient therapy. I have also received training and am actively a Certified Autism Disorder Clinical Specialist (ASDCS).