My Approach to Therapy & Services
I am adept at treating much of the human condition because my training is existential-humanistic. My approach is holistic, client-centered, and tailored to the specific place you are in the world. I will help you move to your place of purpose and meaning, as well as evoke your innate healing ability. I do not think there is an ideal client, but there is an ideal relationship that we establish together. I ensure that you feel attended to, heard and seen in the way you wish to be. You deserve stellar care.
As a yoga instructor, I will draw (if you wish) from ancient healing techniques and practices; such as, breath work, mindfulness, meditation and philosophical teachings. As a specialist in primary care behavioral health, I am able to focus your treatment comprehensively, incorporating your physical and mental well-being.
No matter your ailment, I will provide you with focused, dedicated, experienced, and compassionate care. You will feel relief upon your first visit, and after some time working together you can expect tremendous growth and healing.
I offer individual, couples and group counseling.
At age sixteen, I discovered a knack for childcare work as summer-camp counselor at my elementary school and went on to teach preschool for six years, caring for infants, toddlers and two-year-old children as well.
I reflect on this time with deep insight and privilege in part due to hearing some of the first words and sentences human beings make. The children in my care are remembered as wise prophets speaking intuitively and freely on the nature of our universe, sometimes dissonant, always wise.
During breaks and when children were napping, my head was in philosophy books with a pen in hand and heart earnestly seeking self-understanding, the ultimate concerns of humanity, and how all things and beings interrelate. The work of Khalil Gibran, Vera Stanley Alder, H.P. Blavatsky, Rollo May, Deepak Chopra, Alan Watts, and Joseph Campbell captured my imagination, igniting a passion to understand the depth of human relations, ageless wisdom, and contemporary healing methods.
Today, I practice clinical counseling and yoga instruction as a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) in the state of North Carolina, National Board Certified Counselor (NCC), and Registered Yoga Instructor (RYT). I earned my master of arts in clinical mental health counseling and bachelor of arts in philosophy from UNC Charlotte, and received my 200 hour yoga instructor certification from Gotta Yoga University (currently working toward 500 hour certification from 12 Sparrows).
As coordinator of the Integrated Care Training Program with Community Care Partners of Greater Mecklenburg, my work is integrating mental health services with medical healthcare for underserved patients. As a specialist in behavioral health integration, I am a catalyst in the transformation of healthcare delivery systems into clinically integrated models of whole person care.
In my personal time, I enjoy outdoor play, yoga, soccer, hiking, gardening, cooking healthy foods, traveling, enjoying music, art, dance, meditation, and life-long learning.