Pronouns: she, her, hers
I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and I have been practicing since 2016. I received my Masters in Social Work from the University of Georgia. While working on my masters I spent time with the Division of Family and Children Services as a case manager. I completed my practicum in the community-based setting which allowed me the opportunity to have direct contact with clients in their environments.
I have spent the majority of my career working at a psychiatric residential treatment facility. My time there increased my knowledge and understanding of the impacts of trauma, abuse, neglect, and substance use. I have utilized skills from Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, Trauma Focused-Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Seven Challenges. I am also certified in Collaborative Problem Solving which works to help educate families who are working through challenging behaviors in the home.
As a social worker I approach issues from a systems perspective. This means that during the therapeutic process I work with clients to identify what other factors may be impacting struggles they face. I also work with clients on identifying goals they would like to achieve and skills that will help them be successful.
Currently, I offer individual therapy to ages five and up. My areas of focus include, depression, anxiety, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, grief and loss, abuse, neglect, body image, and parenting conflict. In addition to this, I greatly enjoy working with clients who are in transitional stages of life, including graduating high school or college, or in the process of career changes. I also have significant experience working with children and adolescents who have attachment issues. Additionally, as an adoptee I have experience and knowledge helping individuals navigating complex issues that can arise from this. I am LGBTQIA+ affirming.