HEY THERE, I'M
Growing up I was not familiar with the concept of mental health. In fact, the only type of therapy I had heard of was marital counseling. Fast forward to today and it seems like every celebrity is discussing their journey through mental health and encouraging others to start their own journey. Personally, I'm grateful for the societal shift toward mental health wellness and feel lucky to have been called into a position where I can help. I have witnessed the powerful results of therapy and how we can all benefit from taking the time to invest in ourselves.
I believe that the reality of life is that we will all face difficulty. Negative emotions and thoughts are inevitable and they have the power to cripple us at times. Fortunately, just like going to a doctor with a broken arm, we can seek therapy when our thoughts feel broken. It takes a lot of courage to take the first step towards breaking cycles. I have worked with many clients who have either not had a good impression of therapy or who had a bad experience with it. My hope is that your experience with me will be a positive one.
After receiving my LICSW in 2020, I began working as a contracted psychotherapist with Strive Counseling Services, L.L.C. in Birmingham. My focus over the past few years has been furthering my expertise in psychopathology and therapeutic interventions while working at the US Department of Veterans Affairs in Huntsville, AL. I received a social work supervision certification in 2022.
I have been trained in Acceptance Commitment Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, Hypnotherapy, Strength At Home (Evidence Based Intimate Partner Violence curriculum), and Gottman Marriage Therapy. My specialties include working with individuals dealing with Anxiety, Depression, Relationship or Family Distress, Trauma (PTSD), and other life stressors.
Guided relaxation techniques are used to elicit feelings of extreme relaxation, focus, and concentration in the individual with the goal of helping him/her achieve a heightened state of awareness.
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Depression (CBT-D) is one of the most evidenced based treatments for depression that utilizes both cognitive and behavioral techniques.
The goals of Gottman Method Couples Therapy are to disarm conflicting verbal communication; increase intimacy, respect, and affection; remove barriers that create a feeling of stagnancy; and create a heightened sense of empathy and understanding within the context of the relationship.