I am a Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist (LMFT) and Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) in Suffolk, Virginia and have experience working with individuals (including adolescents), couples, and families.
A native Texan, I studied Psychology at Texas A&M University and then moved to Virginia in 2003. I got my degree in Marriage & Family Counseling at the College of William and Mary, and now reside in Suffolk. For the past 12 years, I’ve worked in a variety of settings in the counseling field with people facing a myriad of challenges- from providing in-home counseling with struggling families to training and supporting foster parents as they took on the challenges of adding a child into their home. I began educating future human service professionals at Old Dominion University in 2010, and starting seeing clients in private practice shortly thereafter. No matter the setting in which I find myself, I always come back to my passion for families, and my belief that to best understand a person, you have to consider the family system (family of origin as well as current family configuration).
I love the process of getting to know a new client, forming a working relationship with them, and seeing them bravely take steps towards health and more fulfilling relationships and lives. I typically work with clients who are struggling with anxiety, depression, difficulties in relationships, or people who are looking for a change and are feeling “stuck.” I see counseling as a collaborative process between clients and myself, and I enjoy walking alongside clients as they work to reach their goals.