Providing counseling and therapy is more than a profession, it is my vocation. I am humbled at the opportunity to walk alongside my clients on the journey to improve their lives, and ultimately become a better version of themselves. I honor this process.
I have over 10 years of professional experience working with a diverse client population. As a result of my clinical practice, I have developed an area of focus in working with female childhood trauma and abuse survivors. I have also worked in different EAP settings, in acute care, and as a Mental Health Education Specialist for Carolinas Healthcare System. In addition, have completed work as a researcher with the Department of Defense where I worked on a team tasked with developing a sexual assault prevention training program for male soldiers.
Along with being a psychotherapist, I have a love for teaching and immensely enjoy serving as adjunct faculty within UNC Charlotte's Department of Counseling where I teach clinical courses. Additionally, I am an experienced professional trainer and speaker, contracting with companies, organizations and community groups. I facilitate workshops and customized training on topics such as stress management, cross-cultural communication, grief and loss, workplace wellness, effective time management, increasing culture competency and a variety of other topics.
PhD in Clinical Mental Health Counseling & Counselor Education
Master in Clinical Mental Health Counseling
Master in Business Administration - Strategic Management
Bachelors in Sociology
NC Board of Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselors (#8923)
American Counseling Association
NC Counseling Association
Licensed Professional Counselors Association
Association for Spiritual, Ethical, and Religious Values in Counseling
EAP Critical Incident Response Multi-Systemic Resilience Approach
Brave Step - Board of Directors (President)
Charlotte AHEC Regional Advisory Committee - Member
Good Friends Charlotte - Member
UNC Charlotte Department of Counseling - Advisory Board
CEO of You™ - Partner