As a Licensed Professional Counselor, a Master Addiction Counselor, and a Nationally Certified Counselor, I specialize in helping women suffering from addictions and eating disorders. I earned my Master’s degree in Professional Counseling from Georgia State University, and my Bachelor’s degree in Communications from Oglethorpe University. I am a licensed Be Body Positive Facilitator through The Body Positive.
In addition to my private practice, I worked as a Primary Counselor, a Residential Manager, and an Eating Disorders Therapist for the MARR Addiction Treatment Center, a long-term residential treatment facility. There I provided individual and group counseling to women who were dually diagnosed with addictions and disordered eating. I also worked as a therapist in intensive outpatient treatment centers. I have extensive experience integrating counseling with 12-step recovery.
Passionate about recovery, I love helping women find their own unique path to fully recovering from self-defeating behaviors around food, dieting, body acceptance, and substance abuse. I have experience working with co-occurring conditions such as anxiety, depression, body image, trauma, stress management, and other women’s issues.
My treatment philosophy is holistic; I work with clients on the physical, emotional and spiritual levels to achieve recovery. The treatment modalities I utilize include cognitive behavioral therapy, mindfulness-based therapy, body-oriented therapy, motivational interviewing, and self-compassion. Underlying these methods is my belief that you really can change—no matter how deeply entrenched your issues may be. Of course, change takes work, and I challenge my clients to practice between sessions. At heart, I’m a teacher. I enjoy sharing new coping skills and behaviors to help you navigate life more successfully.
Know that your treatment will take place in a warm, caring, and professional environment. Together we’ll agree upon your therapeutic goals, and then work to achieve the results you desire.