I have been working as a psychotherapist for 25 years, providing evaluation and treatment to a wide range of clientele. I believe that every individual has their own style, and one of the therapist’s most important roles is to help figure out the best way for people to get what they need from the therapy process. Proper assessment is the foundation of a successful treatment plan. Working together with clients to thoroughly understand goals leads to efficient and successful treatment.
I specialize in the assessment and treatment of adolescents and adults who suffer from depression, anxiety, mood disorders, trauma, family disruption and loss, ADHD, difficulty in life adjustment, complicated medical problems, and grief. I also work with couples and individuals who are having relational problems and have extensive experience in working with parenting issues.
I received my Masters in Clinical Social Work at Simmons School for Social Work, in 1988. I was initially licensed in Michigan, and have been licensed as a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) in North Carolina since 1992. I have received specialized training in clinical hypnosis, sand tray therapy and Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing (EMDR) as well as many other psychodynamic therapies.