- Academic anxiety and performance
- Assertiveness and confidence
- Chronic illness and pain
- Conflict management
- Eating and body image
- Interpersonal skills
- Time management
EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE
- BS, Journalism
- MA, Counseling (in progress)
Helping Clients Thrive
I pursued the counseling field after experiencing first-hand how powerfully healing trustworthy relationships can be, along with the right resources. It is my joy to walk alongside my clients to give them a safe space to talk and to help them to make progress in areas that are a hindrance in their lives. I believe it is important to be sensitive to the nuances of each person’s situation, in order to give insights and to help the client to make the best decisions toward progress. Having experienced my own emotional healing, I also bring to the table knowledge and experience in how emotional healing can take place, along with implementing evidence-based treatments.
What I Do For Fun
One of my favorite aspects of time off work is working toward my health and fitness goals. I am at my best when I am eating healthy (overall) and living an active lifestyle at the gym, biking and outdoors. I also savor my time with my husband, family, church, friends, children and my Chihauhau-Corgi mix dog, Nugget. Last, but certainly not least, I love to travel in the U.S., Europe and to the beach. My times travelling and at the beach have made for some of my favorite memories!
My Favorite Subject to Read or Study
I enjoy reading articles and books related to emotional health and healthy relationships. Because these two areas are vital to a fulfilled, fun life, they are some of my greatest interests. In addition, I like to read about brain chemistry, the delicate balance of neurotransmitters that affects how people feel and function on a daily basis. In addition, personality psychology and leadership reads grab my interest. Two books that have had a huge impact in my life related to interpersonal skills are Boundaries and Safe People by Dr. Henry Cloud and Dr. John Townsend and related to living our best life, Wild at Heart by John Eldredge.
Enter at the Lobby Entrance of the Offices at Liberty Center and take the elevator up to the third floor. The office is on the left (follow signs for ThrivePointe). When you arrive, check in at the iPad, and grab a beverage while you wait for your therapist.
Free parking is available in the Warehouse Row Garage (behind Cobb Theater) and the surface lots behind the Offices at Liberty Center, which is off of Haskell St. Metered parking is available throughout the property. These meters have a 90-minute limit, and accept coins and credit cards.