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I offer services for children, adolescents, women, and families in Wake and Johnston County NC. I work part-time at Carolina Outreach in Clayton, NC and have a private practice in Garner, NC.
I believe in building a strong therapeutic alliance and relationship built on trust with my clients. After building a relationship it is my goal to develop goals with my clients. I use cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), dialectical behavioral therapy (DBT), client-centered approaches, as well as using an eclectic approach to tailor therapy to an individual’s unique needs and challenges. With children, I use play therapy techniques and believe play is a child’s first language. I am Nationally Certified in the area of Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and provide this for children and adolescents who have been exposed to or survived traumatic events. In family counseling I enjoy improving positive communication between family members and members accomplishing small fun tasks within the therapeutic setting. I believe families need to have small successes together to face the bigger obstacles in life with greater confidence. Christian Counseling is available upon request of the client.
This website provides information about my specialty areas, insurances I accept, trainings I have attended, and the services I provide. Paperwork for new clients is also available to be downloaded, completed, and brought to the initial session.
Please feel free to contact me at 919-701-2336. I am happy to speak with you directly and answer questions. I offer all new clients a free 15 minute phone consultation.
My counseling experience includes working with a variety of issues such as depression, anxiety, bipolar, stress, self-esteem issues, anger, grief and loss, separation issues, divorce, panic disorders, ADHD, ODD, OCD, behavioral problems, social skills, learning disabilities, school issues, childhood sexual and physical abuse, childhood neglect, self-injuring behaviors, trauma, and PTSD. She has had great success in helping children overcome anxiety including separation anxiety, school phobias, and generalized anxiety disorder.