I am a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker, specializing in Individual and Couples therapy. I am also a Board Certified Coach specializing in life transitions and relationship issues. I recently joined the staff at UAB Employee Assistance Counseling Center but maintain a small private practice in Mountain Brook. I am also an Adjunct Faculty member at the University of Alabama in the MSW program and provide clinical supervision for MSWs seeking clinical licensure.
With over 20 years experience as a psychotherapist, and another 15 or so providing community-based social services, I have lived and worked in several states (AL, KY, CA, NE and GA). I believe this gives me a more global perspective on issues that we all face from time to time. Although experienced in a broad range of issues, I am especially interested in Anxiety, Depression, Trauma, Life Transitions, Self-esteem & Empowerment, Grief & Loss, Life Coaching and Couples/Relationship Issues.
My approach to therapy is based on client need, always with a strengths-based/insight-oriented perspective. Some of the modalities I use are Mindfulness, Choice Theory & Reality Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), Psychodynamic Therapy and Eye Movement Desensitization & Reprocessing (EMDR).
I am not accepting new clients at this time but would be happy to talk with you about whether we would be a good fit for future openings.
BA: Jacksonville State University, Psychology & Sociology (double major)
MSSW: University of Louisville, Kent School of Social Work (Families & Children focus)
LICSW, PIP in Alabama
LCSW in Georgia
Board Certified Coach
Professional Activities and Memberships
National Association of Social Workers (NASW)
Alabama Society for Clinical Social Work (ASCSW)
Eye Movement Desensitization & Reprocessing International Association (EMDRIA)