I am honored to have the opportunity to work with those who are pursuing mental health care, emotional healing, balance, and self -growth.
Let me tell you a little bit about myself and how this career path started for me….
In the 9th grade, I took my first psychology class and it was the beginning of this amazing journey both professionally and personally. In 1993, I obtained my undergraduate degree in Psychology from Barton College. My early career was in the public mental health sector, in the field of developmental disabilities. In 1998, I obtained my graduate degree in Rehabilitation Counseling and Substance Abuse Counseling from East Carolina University. I continued to work in public mental health, in management positions, for adult and child mental health services. In 2009, I decided to obtain my LPC (Licensed Professional Counselor) and began my private practice. In 2017, I decided to pursue licensure to supervise new therapists and obtained my LCMHC-S.
I am intentional about balancing my career with all the other key aspects of my life.
My family and my dog are my priorities. I enjoy exercising, traveling, reading and sometimes, just vegging out and relaxing in front of the TV.
I have a strong faith in God and knowing that He is sovereign. Spirituality has been found to be an essential area to explore in therapy. (Remember, in all aspects of therapy, you are always in the driver’s seat regarding what we explore or not explore).
And so…there is a little about me… Psychotherapy is unique in human services. It is one of the few professions, that is heavily based on the human connection. Studies show that a successful therapeutic experience is based 80% on the personality match between the therapist and the patient. Psychotherapy sessions are protected by high levels of confidentiality and is, for the most part, a one -way relationship. However, there may be times when self- disclosure is appropriate in order to benefit treatment. There are also times, self- disclosure is not appropriate and therapeutic boundaries are important to protect you and the therapeutic relationship.
Thank you and if you would like more information about my practice, please refer to the Disclosure Statements and Consent for Treatment documents located in the ‘Forms’ tab of this website. You are also always welcome to contact me via phone or e-mail.
PO Box 7579 | Wilson, NC
Email: [email protected]
Mon-Fri and Weekends (Hours may vary)
Blue Cross/Blue Shield
United Health Care
EAP (ComPsych , McLaughlin Young)