I have a Doctor of Psychology (PsyD) in Clinical Psychology from Antioch University New England.
I am a Licensed Psychologist and Health Services Provider - Psychologist in North Carolina, License #2639.
I draw from over 15 years of experience in a variety of clinical settings, including inpatient, partial hospitalization, psychiatric emergency services, community mental health, and private practice.
I provide quality psychotherapy for individual adults and groups.
I offer people help with:
Substance abuse (including overeating)
Difficulties in relationships
My pronouns are she, her, hers.
I maintain a daily mindfulness practice and I apply the skills of Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) in my personal life.
It has been my experience that therapy is most effective when a balance is struck between acceptance and change. You come to see me because something in your life isn't working, and you want to change it; I take that seriously. You also need a therapist who understands how hard it is for you to make those changes, and the obstacles that stand in your way. You need a therapist who accepts you right where you are, while offering you the tools to make the changes you want. I strive to maintain that balance.
My book, “What?!?! We had homework??” Email Reminders to Clients from DBT Skills Class Leaders is available in both paperback and Kindle formats. This book is a collection of reminders I email to members of my DBT skills class and their individual therapists each week; each email reviews the skill taught, and reminds clients of their homework. The reminders increase the likelihood that clients will practice their skills, and allow therapists to provide clarification for hard-to-understand skills or homework assignments. This volume also includes some of the supplementary handouts I and my co-leader use to amplify skills practice. Purchasers of this book will receive access to a page on this website where they can download the skills reminders for use with their own skills classes, should they wish to do so.