My 10 years of clinical experience has given me the opportunity to work with hundreds of people. I have seen children recover from symptoms of trauma and stress, families heal from grief, and adults find hope. EMDR, CBT, and Expressive Art Therapy are ways that I can cater to your needs.
I believe in the transformational power of the creative process through which we naturally move toward healing. Through my own personal practice of yoga as well as the use of yoga in therapy, I can see first hand the healing potential of this somatic approach. I also help people to use visual art, music, and sandtray to creatively express and gain insight into their inner worlds. Meanwhile CBT and EMDR can be enhanced and supported by any of the expressive therapies.
Therapy is a healing journey that can take many forms depending on whom you choose to be your guide. It is important to select a therapist who has experience and training in the areas where you are seeking help. I feel fortunate to have gained a level of experience in this field that is both broad and deep. In this section I will share a little more about the training and experience that has given me the skills to make a difference.
I hold a MA in Expressive Therapy from Lesley University, received in 2008. I completed my 200 hour yoga teacher training in Nov. 2011. I earned my credentials as a Licensed Mental Health Counselor in the state of Massachusetts in Aug. 2012. I earned my credentials as a Licensed Professional Counselor in the state of North Carolina in May 2014. In the state of NC, I earned my Licensed Clinical Addictions Specialist – Associate on 4/13/2017. I have 10 years of post Master’s degree professional counseling experience and three years of supervised internship counseling experience.
I am experienced in working with adults, adolescents, children, and families. I have specialized experience working with substance abuse, trauma, eating disorders, schizophrenia, gender dysphoria, anxiety, depression, and bipolar disorder. I also have specialized experience serving children diagnosed with PTSD, ADHD, ODD, Adjustment Disorders, and Autism Spectrum Disorders. I am a rostered Trauma-Focused CBT therapist. I am also trained in EMDR. I have documented training in Motivational Interviewing, Person Centered Thinking, Applied Behavior Analysis, and Systems of Care. I utilize an integrative therapeutic approach that is informed by my background and experience in expressive art therapy, EMDR, and Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy. I also offer music therapy, therapeutic writing, movement therapy, and visual arts therapy.