I am a graduate of the University of Florida where I earned a Bachelor of Science in Psychology in 1996. I completed my graduate degree in 1999 at the University of Georgia in a competitive master's counseling program that accepted roughly twelve candidates per year out of hundreds of applicants. I have completed additional training in trauma counseling, somatic counseling, EMDR, Brainspotting, Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy (EFT), alcohol and drug counseling, cognitive behavioral therapy, grief counseling, treating adult daughters of narcissistic mothers, and the treatment of perinatal and postpartum disorders.
Additionally, I have over twenty years of post-graduate experience working in community counseling centers, renowned alcohol & drug treatment centers, hospice organizations, as well as my work in my private practices in Atlanta, North Palm Beach, FL, and online with teletherapy.
Why bother to tell you all that? Because it's what you need to know to make an informed decision when choosing your therapist who will help you with important life concerns. It's the experience I bring to every session in my work with you. Contact me today to interview me, personally, and get started. I look forward to your call.
1996 - University of Florida, Bachelor of Science in Psychology - GO GATORS! Though I get along well with others....
1999 - University of Georgia, Masters of Education in Community Counseling
Licensure and Certifications
Licensed Professional Counselor, State of Georgia, License #LPC003762
Licensed Mental Health Counselor, State of Florida, License #MH9917
Master Certified Addiction Professional (MCAP), Certification #5860 Florida Certification Board
Certified EMDR Trained Clinician by EMDRIA (EMDR International Association)Somatic
EMDR - "Natural Processing" trained under Craig Penner
Brainspotting - Level II trained clinician
PSI Certificate Holder - Pregnancy and Postpartum Mood and Anxiety Disorders
Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy (EFT) Externship, and added EFT training in counseling traumatized couples
Certification in Dr. Karyl McBride's 5-Step Recovery Model for Treating Adult Children of Narcissistic Parents - special focus on adult daughters of narcissistic mothers
EMDRIA - EMDR International Association
FLMHCA - Florida Mental Health Counselors Association