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My Approach

I am committed to creating a safe space for my clients. I believe that counseling can benefit everyone, whether you’re struggling with severe mental health issues, suffering due to past or ongoing trauma, fighting to survive due to external factors, or simply want to work towards greater personal growth.

My approach to counseling includes deep belief that each of us has a natural capacity for wisdom and strength. I create personalized treatment plans for each client based on their unique needs, characteristics, and counseling goals. I draw from many different theoretical orientations and am not limited to any one style of therapy*. I believe that many disorders such as anxiety and depression are often caused by or worsened by low self-esteem.

 

When applicable, I like to incorporate my clients’ spiritual beliefs and traditions into our work. I am most familiar with Paganism, Christianity, and Judaism; and I’m always happy to expand my knowledge about different faith traditions.

 

*Although there is always more to learn, I consider myself proficient in Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT), Existential Therapy, Person-Centered Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), and Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT). I am working to become proficient in Sensorimotor Psychotherapy, Internal Family Systems, and Psychodynamic Therapy.

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In-Person and Telehealth Sessions

I offer in-person sessions on Tuesdays from 8:00am - 6:00pm. Starting in July 9, 2021, I will also be seeing clients in person on Fridays from 8:00am - 6:00pm. All counselors at Wellspring are fully vaccinated against Covid-19.

I offer telehealth sessions on Mondays, Tuesdays, and Fridays (8:00am-6:00pm), and Sundays (10:00am-3:00pm). I use Simple Practice's telehealth software, which is easy to use and HIPAA-compliant.

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About Me

I moved from Memphis to Atlanta in 2007 to pursue a PhD in cognitive neuroscience. After realizing that wasn’t a good fit, I discovered a passion for helping individuals through jobs  answering phones at the US Human Rights Network and interviewing civilians with PTSD for the Grady Trauma Project.

 

I graduated with my degree in Mental Health Counseling from Georgia State and never looked back. When I’m not seeing clients, I love to sew, bake, nerd out over sci-fi and animation, practice yoga, and play with my dog and four cats. My cat Alice especially loves to sit in my lap during online counseling sessions.

 

I’m proud to be a member of the counseling team at Wellspring Counseling, Coaching, and Transitions. Founded in 1997, Wellspring was one of the first counseling practices in Atlanta to specialize in serving the LGBTQIA+ community. I am an Associate Professional Counselor (APC) under the supervision of Natalie Elliott, LPC, LMFT, CST, CPCS, CST-S.