I earned both my Bachelor's and Doctorate degrees at The College of William & Mary (Go TRIBE!), and my Master's degree from Old Dominion University. I focused on both community mental health and school counseling during my initial counseling studies, and then added counselor education and family therapy work during my doctoral studies.
I have been working in the counseling field for more than 20 years, starting as a school counselor with K-12 students in both public and private school settings. I had the opportunity to add college counseling and family therapy work as I expanded my training, and enjoy working with a variety of counseling concerns. My current practice focuses on individual counseling across the lifespan. I have served as a clinical faculty member at The College of William & Mary and continue to work collaboratively with their Counselor Education program, the Center for Gifted Education, and New Horizons Family Counseling Center. In addition, I serve as a core faculty member for Walden University's accredited Clinical Mental Health Counseling program, which allows me to work with diverse students across the globe.
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My approach with clients is grounded in a humanistic worldview that upholds the potential of each individual to grow and move forward along unique developmental paths. In my counseling work I strive to create an environment in which the client can explore that potential and make positive changes for the areas in their life in which they are struggling. I utilize an integrative approach, individually tailored to the needs of each client, drawing from person-centered, existential, solution focused, and cognitive behavioral techniques and theories. My role is one of a knowledgeable collaborator in facilitating growth and continued development for the clients I serve.