This is me.
I love doing this work because I've been on the other side of it. I've experienced first hand the life long benefits of good therapy. I've been stuck in ruts where I've doubted my ability to make a change. I know how it feels to feel shame, sadness, and uncertainty in relationships.
The first time I ever went to therapy was after a breakup. I had initiated the split, so why was I so devastated? Turns out, it's actually really, really hard to walk away from someone you love. In fact, you'll hear me say that it's one of the toughest decisions you may have to make during your life.
I was hesitant and nervous about therapy, not knowing what to expect. Thank goodness I stepped out of my comfort zone and asked for help. You can, too.
Looking back, I cannot imagine how I would have made it through this tough time and difficult transition without a little guidance and extra support, encouragement, and accountability. Feelings of empowerment, independence, and joy replaced those feelings of shame, sadness, and uncertainty.
My path will not be your path. My experiences are not yours. But I do have some great insight (not to mention professional training) into what you might be going through right now.
Specialty Areas and Qualifications
- Master of Social Work (MSW) from The University of Pittsburgh School of Social Work
- Bachelor of Arts (BA) in Religion and African American Studies from Rhodes College
-Licensed Clinical Social Worker in North Carolina (P008887)
-Licensed Clinical Addictions Specialists-Associate in North Carolina (21449)
Academic and professional interests include:
-finding your footing after a breakup,
-therapy with college students and young adults,
-promotion of self advocacy and empowerment,
-mental health stigma reduction,
-equality for minority and disenfranchised groups,
-support for individuals who love someone with an addiction