My standard rate is $125 for a clinical hour (50 min.), and I accept cash, check, and credit cards.
I do have a limited number of sliding scale spots available ranging from $90-$125; Please inquire about my reduced fees, if needed.
I am not on any insurance panels.
Before studying Marriage and Family Counseling/Therapy at Trevecca Nazarene University, I worked as a graphic designer, including 5 years in New York City working in the creative departments at Merrill Lynch and Bank of America. After 20 years of doing this work, I noticed that my interests were changing. I found that I was becoming more interested in using my creativity in ways that were connected with my deeper values and doing work that felt more personally meaningful.
I chose to study Marriage and Family because I’ve come to believe that connection is a fundamental need of human beings. We thrive when our important relationships are thriving, and disruption in those relationships contributes to some of our deepest pain. I’ve noticed that regardless of what initially prompts people to come into my office, it’s not long before we’re talking about wounding that has happened in a past relationship and is intruding on the present. I also believe that relationships have the potential to heal old relational wounds and that meaningful connection can make even the most difficult parts of our stories more bearable.
People don’t show up in my office just to vent or to have someone to talk to. People show up here because they’re ready to make changes that they haven’t been able to make on their own. They’ve typically already put a lot of effort into solving the problems that are keeping them stuck. They’ve read books, they’ve strategized, they’ve talked through (and talked it through some more)… and for some reason, they’re still stuck.
In our work together, we’re not just going to talk about how and where you’re stuck. We’re also going to work on developing your capacity for thriving. And by thriving I don’t just mean experiencing less anxiety, disconnection or conflict.
When I talk about thriving, I’m talking about:
- connecting what it is that makes us feel most alive
- being connected to ourselves and others,
- allowing our deepest values to guide us
- living lives rich with meaning and purpose.
Think about it as not just healing from but also healing toward.
My style is relational, collaborative and engaged. I’m not only interested in helping you work through the places where you’re stuck, I also want to help you connect with your inherent capacity for resilience so that when you leave sessions, you feel more competent and capable to meet the challenges of daily life.
I am LGBTQ-affirming and work with adults of any orientation or gender. My work is informed by attachment theory, interpersonal neurobiology, and Somatic Experiencing; I also have extensive post-graduate training in trauma and sex-therapy.
Memberships and Certifications
Master of Marriage and Family Counseling/Therapy
MMFC/T, Trevecca Nazarene University, 2018
CCTP, Certified Clinical Trauma Professional, 2020
State of Tennessee Department of Health License #1584 (temp)
(Currently supervised by Sara Hopkins, PhD., LMFT, #928)
American Association for Marriage and Family Therapists (AAMFT)
American Counseling Association (ACA)
Association for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual & Transgender Issues in Counseling (ALGBTIC)
Association for Spiritual, Ethical, and Religious Values in Counseling (ASERVIC)
Certified Prepare/Enrich facilitator
Trained in Somatic and Attachment Focused EMDR