I am a passionate trauma-informed therapist using EMDR, CBT, and mindfulness interventions to support individuals of all ages.
Associate Professional Counselor in Charleston, SC
Supervised by Meredith Lutz, LPCS
Anxiety can be described as fear, worry, and nervousness. It can occur due to past experiences or trauma as well as current situations, or future events. It often includes anxious thoughts and physical sensations in the body, such as tightness in the chest, racing heart, shortness of breath, stomach pains, and sweaty palms. Using my training in neuropsychology, emotion regulation, and mindfulness I help clients learn how to identify and understand their anxiety.
It is common in a relationship to experience a time when you and your partner may be in conflict or may be lacking connection. Therapy can support you and your partner by helping to identify needs in the relationships, finding ways to communicate more effectively, and addressing any difficulties with meeting each other’s needs. I specialize in helping couples identifying what is stopping them from communication with each other and help them to learn new ways to reconnect with each other.
Sometimes things happen in our lives that shift the way we exist in the world. Sometimes it is a singular event or a collection of experiences that overwhelm our sense of being safe. These events can have a long-lasting effect on us both emotionally and physically. I am trained in a variety of trauma therapy models including EMDR. My approach to trauma therapy is comprehensive. The objective is to always provide individualized care to my clients in order to truly meet their needs and heal.
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) is a highly validated form of therapy, and a useful tool to address multiple emotional challenges. It results in acquiring techniques for coping with stressful situations, resolving relationship conflicts, overcoming emotional trauma related to abuse or violence, and much more. I have advanced training in CBT and continue to train frequently in this model. I utilize this model often in my work with all clients to explore how to live a healthy, meaning life.
Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) uses the brain’s adaptive information processing system to help an individual move towards healing by removing barriers in the system that prevent healing from occurring. It then activates the brain’s natural healing process. It decreases negative emotions and beliefs and increases adaptive beliefs and positive emotions. I attended the EMDR Institute and received an additional specialization in providing EMDR therapy to children and teens.
I am trained in a variety of trauma therapy models including but not limited to EMDR. My approach to providing trauma therapy is comprehensive. The objective is to always provide individualized care to my clients in order to truly meet their needs. I utilize multiple trauma therapy models with clients in order to fully support them throughout the process. Results include improved emotion regulation and distress tolerance in order for clients to gain insight and heal from their trauma.