I use Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) to help adults and teenagers overcome depression, anxiety, and challenging situations and transitions, but I have a particular interest in social anxiety, self-esteem, and building social skills. Although I am goal-oriented, I also like to think of myself as a very good listener and a non-judgmental, supportive influence in my clients’ lives, and I am very used to working with a diverse clientele.
My goal is to focus on an individual’s strengths and then build off these in order to find meaningful solutions to life’s problems. I am very goal-oriented and efficient. I like to work with clients to figure out what works best for them and how to address problems.
I believe that it is important to listen and to help my clients explore where problems come from, but the emphasis should be on how to make your present and your future better. I work collaboratively with my clients to help them build meaningful plans to solve specific problems and to learn to cope with problems that sometimes cannot be solved.
I have experience working with adults and teenagers who have endured difficult life changes, trauma, anxiety, and depression, and I have worked extensively with parents who have children and adolescents with long hospitalizations, who have experienced traumatic events, and who live in high-stress environments. In addition to my experience in hospitals.
I am from Atlanta, Georgia. I like to stay active by running, hiking, and doing yoga. I am new to Charlottesville and am excited about being outdoors and enjoying the mountains here. My dog, Solo, is very eager to explore as well.
BS, Psychology, University of Georgia
MSW, Social Work, University of Georgia