I am a psychotherapist and Licensed Independent Social Worker in clinical practice. I have been a practicing social worker for over 13 years and have worked with individuals, children, families, and groups in a variety of settings. I have experience working with mental illness; trauma and violence; adolescent behavioral issues; and the GLBT community. I have worked in various children’s homes with at-risk youth and at the Department of Mental Health. I have also taught as an adjunct professor in the College of Social Work at the University of South Carolina. I specialize in counseling for eating disorders, depression, anxiety, stress management, behavior problems, sexual orientation, loss and grief (including pet loss), family dynamics, obsessive compulsive disorders, and relationships.
I use a variety of counseling techniques including Cognitive-Behavioral, Psychodynamic, the Strengths Perspective, and Client-Centered therapy. By using these techniques, I help the client develop a sense of self and empowerment which can guide them to see how their feelings, thoughts, and behaviors are being negatively influenced.
- Master of Social Work (MSW) degree from University of South Carolina (2002)
- BA with degree in Sociology with minor in Criminal Justice from Elon College (1998)
Therapist in Columbia, SC; Counselor in Columbia, SC; Anxiety, Depression, Grief, Postpartum, Trauma & PTSD, Couples and Marriage, Counseling in Columbia, Irmo, Chapin, and Lexington, SC.