WHO AM I?
- University of Georgia, Ph.D., Counseling Psychology
- Loyola University of New Orleans, M.S., Counseling
- Xavier University of Louisiana, B.S., Psychology and Elementary EducatioN
Licenses and Certifications
- National Certified Counselor
- Licensed Psychologist
- Certified Forensic Examiner
Professional Activities and Memberships
- American Psychological Association
- Alabama Psychological Association
With over 11 years of experience in mental health, and a lifetime as a helper and advocate, I consider the ability to help guide clients through some of the toughest times in their lives one of my greatest opportunities. My identity as a psychologist is professionally defined by my education, training, and experience. But the beauty of that same identity comes in my role as a wife, mother, sister, friend and advocate, as I “wear” those elements every day and in everything I do.
I believe that all of our lives are made up of roles, experiences, and relationships that define what we “wear” each day. These experiences help can shape who we are in the best, but sometimes, worst ways. There are times where we come to a fork in the road or detour and have questions about direction or concerns about the journey to our destination. You have the power to reshape and reset your path at any point, but may just need a guide to help you stay the course. Well that’s where I come in!
There are a few elements to my professional identity that I value above all in my work. One, I value your health and well-being from a “whole person” point of view. I believe that attending to all the relevant aspects of your life – emotional, physical, spiritual, intellectual, and psychological – is an important part of growth and change. Two, I value diversity and consider all aspects of who you are (e.g., gender, race/ethnicity, sexual orientation, religion) to be of critical importance in understanding your unique situation and what change will mean to you. And most importantly, three, I value relationships. I work collaboratively with you to help you meet your goals and achieve greater health and well-being.
Through therapy, utilizing unique and individualized techniques and methods, we’ll talk about past and current challenges and explore together a path toward change.
Among my areas of clinical experience are work with depression, anxiety, parenting, reproductive issues, substance use, self-esteem/ confidence building, career and life direction, interpersonal conflict in intimate and professional relationships, academic issues, and healing from grief, loss, and past trauma.