I grew up in Winston-Salem, North Carolina and earned a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from Wingate University and a Master’s degree in Mental Health Counseling from North Carolina Central University.
I’m a Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor Associate, Licensed Clinical Addiction Specialist Associate, and National Certified Counselor, which are a lot of fancy titles to say that I’m a therapist here at Bright View Counseling.
Through my journey working in group homes, volunteering with teens to improve their social skills, and being in the client’s seat in therapy, I’ve learned that therapy isn’t just being told how to reduce your symptoms. It’s about forming a collaborative relationship and emphasizing that the client is the expert of their life. It’s about empowering you to make a positive change in your life and live on your terms.
I believe in a person-centered and holistic approach to therapy, honoring your unique background, beliefs, and strengths. My approach pulls from many evidence-based practices, including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, Reality Therapy, and mindfulness. I do this with the aim of helping you be more effective in regulating your emotions, coping with difficult situations, focusing on the moment, and ultimately living the life that you want for yourself.
I enjoy working with teens and adults who struggle with anxiety, depression, other mood disorders, stress, life transitions, substance or behavioral addictions, and setting healthy boundaries.
In my spare time I like to play video games, listen to music, read, and laugh at my own jokes…especially the unfunny ones.
Contact me directly at (704) 237-0975.
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