Counseling During COVID-19


The last year has been a lot. COVID changed everything and put so many stressors on us as individuals and as communities. As women, a lot of the extra responsibility fell to us, and our support systems were stretched thin. It’s ok if you aren’t ok. None of us are ok. You might find that your anxiety is higher than it has ever been. You may be experiencing depression or anxiety that are leaving you feeling empty, sad, or uncertain. You may be parenting a child who has experienced a significant increase in depression, anxiety or OCD. You may be a teen experiencing more depression, anxiety, or OCD.

I’ve made some changes to my practice based on my needs and responsibilities, and in hopes of being responsive to your needs. After almost a year of exclusively virtual appointments, I was vaccinated and headed back to the office in February. But if virtual appointments work best for you, that will continue to be part of my services. So if you want to fix yourself a cup of hot tea tea, find a quiet corner and log in to my HIPPA complaint portal, or come into my office, we will begin the important work of finding your best and healthiest self.

I believe therapy is a road to healing and health. When we meet, I use my educational, professional, and personal experience to listen with intention as we work together to understand your needs, set treatment goals, and determine a course for you. Whether you are looking into counseling for an acute reason or an ongoing one, you will find the process of self-understanding and change to be challenging yet rewarding when done in a safe, compassionate, and encouraging environment.

I bring over 17 years of experience to my work. I completed my Master’s in Professional Counseling at Richmont Graduate University in 2004 after obtaining a Bachelor in Science in Psychology and a Bachelor of Arts in Religion at Furman University in 2002. I am trained in DBT and EMDR.
If your faith is important to you, we can certainly incorporate that into our therapy. My approach integrates more concrete aspects of cognitive behavior therapy and more abstract and integrative components of faith and mindfulness. Being a person-centered therapist, I know that each of us has the desire and capacity for growth and change and I bring that knowledge to each session.

“Owning our story can be hard but not nearly as difficult as spending our lives running from it. Embracing our vulnerabilities is risky but not nearly as dangerous as giving up on love and belonging and joy—the experiences that make us the most vulnerable. Only when we are brave enough to explore the darkness will we discover the infinite power of our light.” 
― Brené Brown

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