I am a Licensed Professional Counselor – Mental Health Service Provider at Life Connections Counseling. I received my Masters in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Carson Newman University. I am currently endorsed in Infant Mental Health and board certified. I am experienced in working with children, adolescents, and young adults. Through individual therapy, I treat issues including anxiety, depression, trauma, relational conflict, foster care, and problematic child behaviors. I offer Christian counseling services upon request of the individual/parent.
My therapeutic approach is client-centered and often incorporates the family. I have experience working in social services, foster care, and community mental health. I am trained in Child Parent Psychotherapy, Parent Child Interaction Therapy, and Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy. I utilize Play Therapy because play is a child’s language.
I am passionate about giving children, adolescents, and young adults a voice while providing ongoing empathetic support for families. I believe that everyone deserves a safe place to explore, grow, and heal.
Education and Credentials
- Licensed Professional Counselor-Mental Health Service Provider (LPC-MHSP) – May 2021
- Masters in Clinical Mental Counseling – Carson Newman University
- Bachelors in Social Work – University of TN at Chattanooga