LCMHC, LCAS, CCS, CCTP
“it is okay not to be okay as long as you tell someone you are not okay!” CT
Do you want to discover how to help yourself for the here and now and build a foundation that can sustain you for the future? Do you struggle with feeling empty, unfulfilled, and lost? Maybe you are using substances to mask or cope with the emotional pain. Perhaps you can’t figure out how to get out of an old cycle but are ready to break the pattern. Are your thoughts telling you that you are unworthy or unlovable? Are you finding relationships with yourself and others requiring too much energy? Is the life you want feeling unobtainable? Maybe shame, guilt, fear, or grief is holding you back from feeling like yourself. Perhaps life feels too difficult or not worth it.
The goal is to help you learn how to help yourself by providing tools and coping skills while processing the impact that life and others may have had on you. If you want a therapist that can delicately balance compassion, empathy, and validation while directly addressing your fears and needs, I can help you. Sometimes we need to hear the hard things, the scary things, the things we’ve pushed away, whether intentional or not. So I will create a space for you that feels safe where we work together to reach your goals. I will help you feel heard, validated, and involved in your journey toward overall wellness in a non-judgmental way.
I see individuals as an entire entity, not just your diagnosis or need. A diagnosis should never serve as a label or as someone’s sole identity, it is a part of you. One of my favorite sayings is: “it is okay not to be okay as long as you tell someone you are not okay!” I will foster a relationship with you where you feel comfortable being authentic, raw, and honest.
I am originally from Durham, North Carolina, and while I have lived in several other places in the state, the mountains of Western North Carolina have called to me.
I obtained a Masters in Substance Abuse and Clinical Mental Health Counseling from East Carolina University in 2016. I am a Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor (LCMHC), License Clinical Addiction Specialist (LCAS), and Certified Clinical Supervisor (CCS) providing supervision to therapists working in addictions. I am also a Certified Clinical Trauma Professional (CCTP). While I am rooted in an attachment lens, my therapeutic style is also grounded in Motivational Interviewing and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, frequently utilizing Gestalt techniques. In addition, I am a Gorski-trained relapse prevention clinical professional.
I like to attend Clemson football games, travel, watch live music, and go to the lake or beach in my spare time. Spending time in nature, going on hikes, or being in the water grounds me, connects me with my faith, and soothes my soul. Community is a large part of who I am and fuels my recovery.
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“When we are no longer able to change a situation, we are challenged to change ourselves.”
– Viktor Frankl
Asheville, NC 28803