I’m a non-religious, feminist, queer therapist who loves to work with womens issues, healthy relationship boundaries, and self empowerment.
Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist in Chattanooga, TN
I have worked exclusively with individual women for the last 4 years, and have facilitated women's groups that focus on female empowerment. In my office, I have helped women with a variety of women's issues, including perinatal mood disorders, postpartum transitions to motherhood, parenting, abuse and intimate-partner violence, as well as anxiety and depression that may be correlated, in part, with social and cultural expectations of women and their roles in society and family.
I completed an 8-session certificate course in Maternal Mental Health facilitated by Postpartum Support International. The course covered perinatal mood disorders, common therapeutic and pharmacological treatments, support for partners and caregivers, crisis management, and more.
I completed a Masters program at East Tennessee State University with a concentration in Marriage and Family Therapy. My program had a heavy emphasis on family systems theory and practice.
I have received additional training in Acceptance & Commitment Therapy, including a full-day workshop led by one of ACT's earliest developers, Kelly Wilson, and an 8-week foundational intensive course led by another influential ACT practitioner, Russ Harris.
Clients often call asking to make a “new patient appointment,” though I never use the term "patient" when talking about the individuals who work with me. Let’s talk about the impact of words on the therapeutic relationship and how that relationship manifests in my own practice.