Licensed Clinical Social Worker
I have a master’s degree in social work from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte. I have a state license to practice mental health as an LCSW - Licensed Clinical Social Worker and am also completing my licensure: LCADC - Licensed Clinical Alcohol and Drug Counselor. My counseling style is flexible as I believe in equifinality–many paths to the same healthy destination. I collaborate with clients to explore and root-out obstacles that keep them from living vital, passionate, self-directed lives.
In working with individual clients, I use Rational Emotive Behavioral Therapy (REBT) techniques and Cognitive Behavioral interventions. These approaches help you identify irrational beliefs and negative thought patterns that may lead to emotional or behavioral issues. Once we have collaborated
to build awareness of these issues, we then develop strategies to replace them with more rational thought patterns, and more effective coping behaviors. I also use Narrative Therapy & Internal Family Systems Therapy to help explore your life journey, the stories you tell yourself which empower, and other stories that keep you stuck in cycles that are no longer serving your current
values and life goals.
Counseling requires self-reflection and changing the way you think, react, and endure the obstacles of daily living. This is hard work! And while you do it, expect to also explore outside hobbies and interests; life cannot be all work and no play. I am an outdoorsman, and go backcountry camping whenever I can get away, especially when it’s cold or the weather is bad–I love the survival challenges! I base my counseling sessions on your current needs and struggles, while also building a supportive collaborative therapeutic relationship. I do not judge, label, nor lead clients anywhere they are not yet ready to explore. As long as you are ready to explore somewhere, we can begin.