UNCSA captured my heart the day I arrived and I am grateful to continue serving this unique campus. I joined the UNCSA community in August 2013 and have since focused my clinical work on the treatment of creative individuals, drawing from acceptance and commitment therapy, mindfulness, art therapy, family systems and other trauma-informed practices. I use a person-centered, holistic approach; highlighting individual strengths, creativity and compassion to develop resilience and create change.
In counseling, I seek to create a judgment-free environment that promotes vulnerability and courage. Areas of professional interest include disordered eating, trauma, women’s health, high sensitivity, gender and sexuality. As a first-generation college student, I developed a passion for education, particularly higher education and the arts, and I remain a strong advocate for non-traditional or under-resourced learners.
Prior to my current position, I worked as a clinical counselor at UNCSA after years with an Assertive Community Treatment Team (ACTT) as lead therapist and team lead. I have also worked in higher education for over ten years in various student affairs positions.
I am currently pursuing my Certified Eating Disorder Specialist (CEDS) training through the International Association of Eating Disorder Professionals (IAEDP). I am a graduate of Wake Forest University with an MA in Clinical Counseling and a Licensed Professional Counselor Supervisor (LPC-S) in the state of North Carolina.
M.A., Clinical CounselingWake Forest University