2002-2006 Valdosta State Univerisity- BFA in Theatre Performance
2013-2016 Adler University- MA in Counseling
2016 Live Oak- Certification in Yoga Informed Psychotherapy
I attend continuous workshops and trainings in the topics of: eating disorders, trauma, LGBTQIA needs, Internal Family Systems, body/ mind integration
I believe that each of us has exactly what we need within ourselves to promote healing and peace. Part of my job is to help clients find that source of healing through self-trust and love. To foster that growth, I create an accepting, empathetic, and non-judgmental space for my clients. My overall approach is holistic and flexible, responding to the individual and unique needs of each client. Through the use of Internal Family Systems, yoga informed psychotherapy, mindfulness, and a multicultural lens, my clients and I work together to integrate mind, body, and spirit, allowing them to live their life in a meaningful way.
Internal Family Systems: The Internal Family Systems model tells us that all of our thoughts, behaviors, emotions, and body sensations serve a purpose. In our work together, my clients and I identity those purposes and learn ways to carry them out in a balanced manner. It also postulates that there is a place of all knowing strength and peace within us. The goal of therapy becomes finding that place and leading our lives through it. For more information, visit www.selfleadership.org
Yoga Informed Psychotherapy: For some of us, through events in our lives, or messages that we receive, we lose touch with our mind/body connection. Through the use of yoga informed psychotherapy, I help clients reintegrate their mind/body into a whole unit.
Multicultural Lens: Because we all come from unique circumstances, I find a multicultural lens to be of great importance. Honoring where each individual is coming from creates space for non-judgmental understanding.