I'm passionate about helping people love who they are, even if they also want to make some changes. So many people are taught that their worth is conditional and they carry self-defeating thoughts into every crevice of their lives where it robs them of genuine connection, joy, and fulfillment.
Because I've been doing this for quite a while, I am comfortable working with a very wide range of concerns and have a robust arsenal of approaches I can deploy to fit each client's unique needs. I draw heavily from Interpersonal, Cognitive-Behavioral, and Acceptance and Commitment therapies. I am also a culturally responsible and social justice-oriented therapist, inclusive to all identities.
Before opening Evolve, I worked in Kennesaw State University's Counseling and Psychological Services for 15 years. I served 12 years as the director overseeing all aspects of the center, including managing a large multidisciplinary team of psychologists, counselors, and psychiatrist. I have provided clinical supervision to master's and doctoral practicum students, doctoral interns, post-docs, and associate and independently licensed clinicians. Throughout my time as director I also provided individual, relationship, and group counseling with a very diverse clientele on a wide range of problems, including generalized and social anxiety, depression and other mood disorders, relationship problems, developmental and life transitions, identity exploration, and many other problems in life.
Prior to joining Kennesaw State University, I received a bachelor's degree in Psychology from Asbury University, a master's in Clinical Psychology from Western Kentucky University, and my doctorate in Counseling Psychology from Purdue University.