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- NPI Board Member
- Personal Statement
My goal is to create a safe environment for people to heal emotionally, behaviorally and spiritually - so that they can integrate real change in their lives. I enjoy counseling families, couples and individuals of all ages - children, adolescents and adults. My main areas are family and marital conflict, rebuilding emotional and spiritual intimacy with oneself and in relationships, divorce recovery, all kinds of addiction recovery, co-dependency in relationships, depression, anxiety, grief and loss, premarital counseling, emotional healing from family of origin, communication skills and parenting skills.
- Population Served
- Child, Adolescent, Adult, Elderly, Couple, Family
- Specialty Description
I work from an integrative therapeutic perspective-utilizing many different modalities and techniques to customize a comprehensive therapeutic experience for my clients.
In addition to being an LCSW, I am a certified marriage and family therapist through the American Association of Marriage and Family Therapists (AAMFT). I also have a specialty working with men, women and adolescents who struggle with eating disorders or disordered eating. I am a co-founder and previous board member of the Eating Disorder Coalition of TN (EDCT). I have had extensive training in experiential/ psychodrama groups. I have significant training in the Internal Family Systems (IFS) model through Dick Schwartz at the Center for Self-Leadership in Chicago, IL. I am Level 2 certified in Eye-Movement Desensitization & Reprocessing (EMDR).I am a graduate of The Living School for Action and Contemplation, a two year academic and contemplative spiritual practice program in Christian Mysticism through Richard Rohr's Center of Action and Contemplation.
- Additional Information
In addition to working with individuals, couples and families, I have a co-ed experiential/psychodrama group that has been running for 15+ yrs. This group is for those who need emotional and spiritual recovery from the effects of any of the issues listed below. Experiential small group work can help you develop new skills that can change the recurring patterns in your life from unresolved emotional wounds. This type of group process allows you to move beyond your defenses, access feelings and find your authentic voice in relationships.
- addiction of any kind
- Relationship issues
- Anxiety or Depression
- Grief and Loss
- Trauma and abuse
- Unresolved shame
I have facilitated intensive experiential group programs for 15+ years at independent facilities-Onsite Workshops, TN, AZ Family Therapy Clinic, AZ, and the Experiential Healing Center in Memphis.
I have counseled college students as a contracted counselor at Belmont University Student Counseling Center for over 14 years.
- Practice Setting
- Solo Private Practice (full time)
- Addictions & Recovery, Substance Abuse, Anxiety, Depression, Self-Esteem Issues, Eating Disorders, Attention Deficit Disorders, Spiritual Issues, Gender Issues, Women`s Issues, Men`s Issues, End of Life Issues, Relationship Issues, Financial Issues, Aging Issues, Parenting Issues (child), Parenting Issues (adolescent), Parenting Issues (other), Post-Traumatic Stress (PTSD), Grief & Mourning, Professional Burnout, Anger Management, Divorce Mediation, Divorce Recovery, Minority Issues, Sexual Issues, EMDR
- Languages Spoken
- Treatment Modes
- Brief Psychotherapy, Clinical Supervision, Cognitive-Behavioral (CBT), Eye-Movement Desensitization & Reprocessing (EMDR), Experiential, Holistic / Mind / Body, Psychodrama, Psychodynamic
- Professional Associations
- AAMFT American Association of Marriage & Family Therapists, EDCT Eating Disorders Coalition of TN, TAMFT Tennessee Association of Marriage & Family Therapists
- Professional Discipline(s)
- Licensed Clinical Social Worker
- Wheelchair, Blind / Low-Vision, Public Transportation Available
- Payment Arrangements
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- Public Email Address
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