About me

As a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) who has served on the Trauma Service at Duke Hospital for the past 7 years, I have clinical expertise in understanding the biological, psychological, social and spiritual aspects of suffering and the healing process.  I have an eclectic approach to treatment which incorporates multiple evidence-based interventions, including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), to help clients understand the link between negative perceptions (cognitions) and long-standing behavior patterns which negatively impact our relationships and personal life aspirations.  I have particular interest in working with clients who are experiencing stress, anxiety, life transitions, medical crises, trauma, and grief/loss. As a Licensed Clinical Addicton Specialist (LCAS), I provide addiction-relapse prevention support for professionals.

As a therapist, I consider myself a “wounded healer” who is a fellow traveler on the road toward healthy living.  It is a privilege to walk alongside others who desire to live a more wholehearted and authentic life.  I have a Master of Social Work degree from North Carolina State University and a Bachelor of Science degree from The University of Arizona.  Further, I am a Certified Daring Way™ Facilitator for Dr. Brené Brown’s Daring Way™ work.  In my practice, I strive to create a non-judgmental and safe place to explore your unique needs and assist you in your personal growth.