I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and I moved to Charlottesville from Atlanta, GA. I have training and experience working with all ages, but have a special interest in working with adolescents, teens, and young adults.
I have previously worked in Emergency Rooms and a Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) which has given me significant experience helping people through traumatic events. I have learned how to de-escalate difficult situations and help families work through life-changing events.
While a lot of my experience is trauma related, I believe that talking about the past is only helpful when there is a good reason to believe that it will lead to change in the present and future. I help my clients better understand what is happening now, what is keeping their problems going, and what they might do to create a better life. I use evidence-based practice to guide my decisions and collaborate with clients to figure out a plan that works best.
I like to use humor and keep it light (when appropriate) because therapy can be stressful at times. We can take it as slowly as you need, or we can attack the problem head-on. I’m here to follow your lead and help you as much as I can.
I am in-network with Anthem BCBS and Tricare. I am in the process of getting contracted with Aetna. I offer appointments as follows:
- Mondays 9am-5pm
- Tuesdays 9am-6pm
- Wednesdays 9am-5pm
- Thursdays 11am-7pm
- Fridays 9am-4pm
If you would like to meet for counseling or a consultation please give call or email to set up an appointment. I look forward to meeting you.