About My Clients
Do you ever feel overwhelmed, lost, or disconnected from life? We all have our own paths to walk, but sometimes it feels more like an overgrown trail or even a mountain. Whether it's with your family, in your relationship, or on your own journey, you don't have to settle for just surviving. I have seen clients overcome the difficulties they face, take authorship of their own stories, and create a meaningful life for themselves, and I would love to be a part of that process with you.
My Background and Approach
I was trained in marriage and family therapy at the University of Alabama, and while I was there I worked as an intern with the Capstone Family Therapy Clinic, the University of Alabama at Birmingham's Employee Assistance and Counseling Center, and with Pickens County High School. During this time I learned a wide variety of therapeutic approaches and how to fit them to each client. I make sure to approach each client according to their own situations, but in general I focus on the relationship first. This means making sure you feel understood and safe in the therapy room. Once we have that established, I like to work on enhancing awareness, finding the right tools for the challenges you face, then creating a meaningful life. This approach looks similar with relationships: we focus on navigating conflict, then get to the roots of it all. Throughout this process I also focus on getting feedback so that we can stay on track and make sure that you're getting the best care possible.
My Personal Beliefs and Interests
I believe that every person has the capacity to change, grow, and create meaning in their lives, whether it involves faith, social causes, or even just making the most out of each day. I am personally motivated to always pursue growth in every way I can, especially when it comes to my therapy work. I respect and support the personhood of every human I encounter, regardless of race, sexuality, gender, ability, or class. That is not to say these elements should be ignored; instead, they need to be acknowledged and appreciated for the roles they play in our identities. I genuinely see it as a privilege to be a therapist and be let into people's lives, and I get so excited to see growth in my clients. On a lighter note here are a few quirks about me: I am inspired by comic book heroes (especially Spider-Man), I cry at most Pixar movies, and I love all animals even though I am allergic to them. My pet peeve is having sticky stuff on my hands, and I absolutely love penguins.