I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist who is affirming, collaborative and excited to work with you and your family.
A native South Carolinian, I moved to Kentucky to pursue a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Linguistics and Anthropology from the University of Kentucky. During college, I discovered my passion for working with teens after volunteering for many years with YMCA and church youth programs. I chose to chase this passion by continuing my education at Louisville Seminary and obtaining a Masters Degree in Marriage and Family Therapy.
My mission in working with families is to help them find solutions to problems through the use of play, narrative and non-verbal processing tools such as sand tray to help write new stories. With these tools, we can treat a variety of issues, from low self-esteem, anxiety, PTSD, depression, and ADHD. These tools are also useful in helping children process and cope with challenging family transitions. I look forward to the opportunity to work with your family and help you change your story. I enjoy working with families of all ages, but I especially enjoy working with teens as they go through such an important phase of life.
I love using creative tools to help children learn how to express themselves and process experiences and emotions that trouble them. Staying true to my roots in creative writing, visual arts, music, and storytelling, I use all of these interventions in working with clients. I also have experience utilizing sand play with clients as a processing tool to work through issues that are difficult to express verbally.
Over the years, I’ve had the pleasure of working in schools, churches and faith-based non-profits, providing services for people of a variety of faiths, as well as those without. I’m happy to integrate as much or as little of your family’s spiritual background into our work as you would like.
Being a client-focused therapist, I will work with you and your family to create a customized treatment plan to help your family find solutions, meet your goals and get back to your life.