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Hey There!

​All the important things you need to know about me are right here and the professional stuff is below! ​I'm a wife, a mom to 2 adult sons and 2 adult daughters and a Gigi to 4 beautiful littles. Oh, AND I'm a dog mom to 2 female Pit Bull mix rescues. They are the best companions!  ​In my spare time, I read books and listen to podcasts on mental/physical wellness and functional medicine. Restoring old furniture keeps me sane as well as writing, indulging in a steaming cup of coffee, spending time in nature taking in God’s creation, hanging out with good friends and engaging in interesting discussions on everything under the sun.​ I’m a CrossFit junkie, foodie, fire pit lover, hiking enthusiast and obstacle course racing fanatic!

All About Me

Now for the professional stuff!​I am a Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor (LCMHC), a Licensed Clinical Addictions Specialist (LCAS), a Certified Integrative Mental Health Professional (CIMHP) and Certified Functional Nutrition Counselor (CFNC) with a diverse background in counseling and business. I spent 20 years in corporate America serving in various leadership and individual contributor roles. I earned a Master of Arts degree in Professional Counseling and Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology and Christian Counseling from Liberty University.​I enjoy working with adults and adolescents 16 and up.

 

I have provided both inpatient and community-based care and have clinical experience in the areas of anxiety, depression, PTSD, trauma, abuse, grief, mood disorders and issues of marriage and family (including step and blended families) and more. I am adept in affair recovery and can provide Christian or faith-based counseling upon request of the client.​​I am an EMDR trained therapist. EMDR is an evidenced-based psychotherapy utilized in the treatment of PTSD and trauma and has also proven to be effective in the treatment of anxiety, depression, eating disorders and addictions. I also incorporate Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) and Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT) when appropriate, but Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) will be the primary lens used in therapy sessions.​

 

As a holistic practitioner, I place a heavy emphasis on functional nutrition when treating trauma. Our current “model” for mental wellness heavily focuses on treating symptoms rather than moving upstream and fixing the root cause. Functional nutrition uses food as a natural medicine to help restore balance to the body and brain, replenish nutritional deficiencies, heal the gut, prevent disease, and treat anxiety and depression. I also offer functional nutrition counseling for those who have already done the hard work of therapy and need more focus on their gut health.​​

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