I consider it an honor to assist you through your process of becoming conscious of and utilizing your strengths, integrating the aspects of yourself, and discovering and revering your true Self. My goal is to provide support, encouragement, compassion, and unconditional positive regard to adults, children, adolescents, and families while guiding them to find their inner resources and true Selves so that they may heal, grow, and learn to thrive in life.
Specialties include: trauma resolution, depression, anxiety, grief/loss, self-care, mindfulness/spirituality, substance abuse, stress, family problems, parenting issues, child/adolescent behavioral problems, foster care/attachment issues, grief/loss, and relationship issues.
I am trained in Somatic Experiencing, Internal Family Systems, Gestalt therapy, and Jungian Sandplay and dreamwork. I am a Somatic Experiencing Practitioner, a Pathwork Teacher and a Registered Play Therapist-Supervisor.
I believe that during difficult times, or just for personal exploration, it is helpful to have a caring professional with whom to reflect and learn. The focus of my work is with adolescents and adults with any of the following:
Stress/Struggling through the stages of life,
Mood disorders (anxiety or depression),
substance use disorders,
trauma survivors (domestic and sexual violence)
and individuals diagnosed with Borderline Personality Disorder.
I use a client-centered, trauma-informed, mindfulness approach with individuals and in a group setting. I am trained in Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) and am currently working on my certification. I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker. I received my Masters Degree in Social Work from George Mason University.
I believe that clients are the experts of their lives and I strive to help use creative therapeutic avenues to create a space to help them meet their goals. I have experience helping children, adolescents, adults, couples, and families address emotional and behavioral needs including anxiety, depression, ADHD, anger management, mood disorders, social and school issues, military related issues, PTSD, Reactive Attachment Disorder, and family conflict. I provide trauma-informed care and utilize a variety of approaches such as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Solution Focused, Child Centered Play Therapy, Filial Play Therapy, Emotionally Focused Couple and Family Therapy, Family Centered Therapy, Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing Therapy (EMDR), Expressive Arts Therapy, and Mindfulness to help build resiliency and increase protective factors to improve individuals’ overall functioning. I have various skills and training to include EMDR, Trauma and Play Therapy, Adverse Childhood Experiences and Youth Resiliency training, Adolescent Substance Use and Addiction Treatment Training, and Suicide Intervention Training. I am a Registered Play Therapist through the Association of Play Therapy and a Certified EMDR Therapist through the EMDR International Association. I am also a Supportive Parenting for Anxious Childhood Emotions (SPACE) provider. I have a Bachelor’s Degree in Applied Developmental Psychology from the University of Pittsburgh’s School of Education and a Master’s Degree in Professional Counseling from Grand Canyon University. I believe counseling can be a fun and empowering journey and am excited to help facilitate that with others!
I believe that every person can create their best environment and their best self. I can help accomplish this through by listening, supporting and giving each person the opportunity to process their experiences. Life is full of ups and downs that can be difficult to understand and I am here to help to make the best of what life gives us.
My approach to therapy is solution-focused, person-centered and trauma informed with an emphasis on mindfulness. I have experience working with adults who are diagnosed with substance abuse, co-occurring disorders, mood disorders, PTSD, personality disorders, depression and anxiety.
I have received training in Eye Movement Desensitization & Reprocessing (EMDR), Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Cognitive Processing Therapy (CPT), Moral Recognition Therapy (MRT) and Motivational Interviewing (MI). I have extensive history working with individuals who are involved with the criminal justice system, including, working with first responders.
My goal is to help you identify your strengths and use them to create balance throughout your life by setting healthy boundaries, improving communication and making healthy self-activities be a part of your everyday life. I am a Licensed Professional Counselor and received my Master’s Degree in Mental Health Counseling from Walden University.
I have had several clients over the years say, “Everyone should go to counseling!”
I agree! We all have different stressors, wounds, and events we face throughout our lives and very rarely have a place to process. That is what I provide; a nurturing and calm environment to give you space to process what is going on around you and, ultimately, inside you. My specialty areas include working with women struggling with anxiety, burnout/exhaustion, not knowing what is wrong, and grief. My intention is to help you develop a lifestyle you desire, set boundaries to help you thrive in your relationships, and develop coping skills for stress and anger. I use a collaborative approach in which you are the expert on yourself, the one doing the work of healing and growing, I am the helper.
I earned a Bachelor of Science in Psychology from Roanoke College as well as a Master of Science in Psychology from Radford University. I have been licensed by the Commonwealth of Virginia to practice counseling since 2007.
It is my goal to support young people in re-connecting to their natural state of wholeness and joy through a collaborative and integrative therapy approach. I work to create safe space for addressing the challenges of being young and the hard work of growing up. No matter how much love and support we experience, life can get difficult and problems can arise. I specialize in work with clients who are coping with loss and change, anxiety, depression, stress, trauma, behavioral challenges, lowered self-esteem, and school struggles. I believe that young people can make amazing discoveries about themselves when given the time and space to focus on healing. Clients of diverse backgrounds are actively welcomed to therapy.
I utilize Person-Centered Counseling, Cognitive and Mindfulness practices, Internal Family Systems Therapy, Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Integrative Play Therapy, Positive Discipline techniques, and Art-Based Therapy. I have over 150 hours of play therapy specific training. I have special training in Adoption Competency(TAC) and Internal Family Systems (IFS). I received my Safe Space LGBTQ Ally Training through ODU in 2021.
I earned my Masters degree in Counseling and Psychology from Lesley University in Cambridge, MA where I centered my studies in holistic and expressive therapies. I am a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) and have worked with children, teens, and young adults in various school and mental health settings since 2003.
I strive to provide a supportive and calming environment for children, families and adults. I believe my clients are experts on their own lives and have strengths within them that will assist in encouraging personal growth and development. I understand and appreciate that each person has a unique set of strengths and I utilize a variety of trauma-informed therapy approaches to meet their needs. In my practice I utilize Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing Therapy (EMDR), Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Solution Focused Therapy, Gestalt Therapy, Person Centered Play Therapy and Mindfulness skills.
I am passionate about helping children, adolescents, and adults who are diagnosed with PTSD/trauma disorders, mood disorders, personality disorders, ADHD, conduct disorders, attachment disorders anxiety, and depression. I have experience in working with children and families involved in the child welfare system, working with children who are experiencing challenges in the educational setting, working with families who are experiencing conflict and working with children and adults who are experiencing difficulties during transitional periods. I earned my Bachelor of Science Degree in Social Work from Longwood University and Master of Social Work Degree from Radford University. I am currently a Clinical Social Work Supervisee under the supervision of Susan Owen, LCSW.
I believe in providing a caring, comfortable and supportive environment to nurture growth and understanding that allows for both processing and healing. I enjoy working with children, adolescents, adults and families’ to explore personal strengths, learn effective coping skills, process stressors and find solutions to life’s challenges.
I hope to accompany you on a healing journey toward developing healthy relationships, self-acceptance and emotional stability. My therapeutic approach aligns with Solution Focused Therapy while also utilizing aspects of Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT), Motivational Interviewing (MI), and Mindfulness techniques.
My areas of interest include stress management, ADHD, adult and child trauma, adjustment issues, PTSD, anxiety, depression, mood disorders, and LGBTQ counseling. My passion lies with children with behavior disorders, oppositional defiant disorder, emotional disabilities, conduct disorder and involvement in the social welfare system.
I have a Bachelor’s of Art in Psychology and a Bachelor’s of Studio Art from Emory & Henry College. I have a Master’s degree in Clinical Psychology and I also have a Master of Social Work, both from Radford University. I am currently a Clinical Social Work Supervisee under the supervision of Susan Owen, LCSW.
I am passionate about helping my clients realize their full potential. My goal is to always provide a calm and warm counseling environment for those to feel supported in. I have experience working with children and adolescents in the child welfare system, adults with trauma and daily life stressors, and those who are involved with the criminal justice system to include first responders.
My areas of interest include child and adult trauma, attachment issues, relationship counseling, depression, anxiety, grief, stress related issues, and personality disorders. In my practice I utilize techniques such as Person-Centered Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Strengths-Based Therapy, Motivational Interviewing and Play Therapy.
My Bachelor's of Science is from Radford University, and my Master's of Social Work is from Lousiana State University. I am currently under the supervision of Susan Owen, LCSW. I am committed to helping my clients grow and empower themselves as individuals; together we can endeavor for personal advancement.
Life is a continuous process of learning and it’s often in the most difficult seasons that we can learn to build deeper resilience and discover our greatest strengths. I’d be honored to support you as you navigate your way to improved well-being and your stronger self.
My goal for therapy is to create a collaborative relationship built upon trust, compassion, hope, and empowerment that will help you reach your identified goals. I’m client-centered and very strengths-based in my approach and use a variety of frameworks and strategies depending upon your specific needs (Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Companioning, Family Systems, Attachment theory, mindfulness).
I’ve been working in the field of social work for over 20 years and am very passionate about helping others improve their quality of life. For the past 11 years, I’ve worked for a nonprofit organization supporting individuals with Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS) and their families at both a micro and macro level. Additionally, I have experience in medical social work working primarily with older adults, child welfare and adult protection, foster care prevention, youth development/outreach, foster care, adoptions, play therapy and group counseling, working with individuals experiencing homelessness, supporting Veterans, and in the school system helping elementary aged children with emotional difficulties be successful in school. I have a Master of Social Work from Radford University and am currently a Clinical Social Work Supervisee under the supervision of Susan Owen, LCSW.
My clinical interests include but aren’t limited to helping individuals with chronic and life-threatening illnesses, supporting caregivers, grief and loss, life transitions, Veterans, assisting individuals in rural, underserved communities.
I have always had a keen heart to help those in need. As a therapist I find it imperative to be caring, compassionate, and to have an empathic connection. It is important for me to create a warm space for my clients to move through painful emotions, help them track their progress, and experience positive outcomes. My areas of interest include play therapy, bullying, anger management, career development, depression, relationships, self-image, and stress.
I spent a great deal of time working with adolescents in the urban community addressing the identified functional problems associated with the complex conditions of society and each individual and family. Working with troubled adolescents I was able to increase the individual's ability to cope and relate to others, support and sustain recovery, and enhance the child's capacity to function in their lives. I utilize techniques such as Solution-Focused Therapy, Strength-Based Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, and Play Therapy.
My Bachelors of Social Work is from Virginia Union University, and my Masters of Social Work is from Radford University. I am currently under the supervision of Susan Owen, LCSW.
"You never change your life until you step out of your comfort zone; change begins at the end of your comfort zone"