How I Can Offer My Support
Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor &
Certified Mindfulness Meditation Teacher
I am incredibly grateful to have served the Triangle area as a licensed counselor since 2005.
I studied psychology at NC State and was trained as a counselor at Penn State with a focus on Rehabilitation Counseling. My training was rooted in Person-Centered Counseling and the work of Carl Rogers. I wouldn't be where I am without all the wonderful teachers who have shared their wisdom with me along the way.
I consider my counseling style to be kind and direct, practical and infused with a healthy dose of humor. My training was rooted in Person-Centered Counseling. This theory trusts that you have the answers within you. I offer awareness and compassion practices in my work to help you see this for yourself. Our own wisdom can be obscured by our conditioning and habit patterns.
I am familiar with and have experience in using a variety of counseling approaches (Existential, Cognitive-Behavioral, Narrative, Solution-Focused, Mindfulness-Based, 12-Steps), and will tailor my approach to suit your needs. My approach is also influenced by my interest in contemplative spirituality and non-duality.
"Being human is not about being any one particular way; it is about being as life creates you—with your own particular strengths and weaknesses, gifts and challenges, quirks and oddities."
-- Kristin Neff
"Our refuge is not outside ourselves, not somewhere in the future--it is always and already here."
- Tara Brach