I see myself as a partner in your healing~ not the one who holds all the answers. I have been practicing counseling for approximately 14 years. I see the therapeutic relationship as deeply personal and I will respect your path and life choices. I will not tell you what choices to make as I have no idea what the right is path for you. I believe you know what you need (even when it feels out of reach) and I will help you connect to your truth.
I completed my undergraduate degree in Psychology at Ohio University and completed my Masters in Counseling at UNC Charlotte. After graduate school, I worked for a number of years with the Charlotte Mecklenburg Police Department providing trauma therapy. My journey into private practice began when I recognized a need to create a deeper connection with each of the individuals I serve. I completed my 200 hour yoga teacher training in 2008 in order to supplement my knowledge and deepen my ability to hold space for others. I have taught yoga and mindfulness in studios and therapeutic settings. I am completing a Trauma Conscious Yoga Therapy Certification as well as a Transcending Sexual Trauma through Yoga certification. I am excited to integrate this knowledge into the more traditional talk therapy setting.
My husband and I feel a deep connection to the outside world. We live in awe of the power and beauty in the natural world. We relocated to Asheville in 2013 in order to be more connected to nature while slowing down the pace of our lives. We welcomed our daughter into our family in 2015. She and my sweet dog are my greatest teachers when it comes to patience and living in the present moment.