About My Clients
When working with a client, I believe that you are the expert of your life, and I am a curious partner helping to guide you as you make decisions that impact your life. My approach to therapy is queer-competent, sex positive, kink positive, and poly-affirming. In other words, instead of dancing around issues related to sexuality, I create a safe space for my clients to explore their problems fully without fear of judgment.
My Background and Approach
Prior to starting private practice, I worked in a college counseling center, which afforded me the opportunity to work with a wide variety of mental health concerns, including but not limited to substance use concerns, anxiety disorders, depression, and trauma/PTSD. Need to know more about my credentials? I'm a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC, SC license #7811). My Master's degree is in Clinical Counseling Psychology from The Citadel. My Bachelor's degree is in Psychology from the University of South Carolina (Go Cocks!). I am a member of the American Association of Sexuality Educators, Counselors, and Therapists (AASECT).
My Personal Beliefs and Interests
As a member of the queer community, I understand how important it is to work with a mental health provider who is not only affirming, but is also actively challenging the cisgender/heteronormative expectations of American society. I believe that we cannot actively heal unless we discuss and understand how systemic barriers may be impacting us.