I am a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker, specializing in Individual and Couples therapy. I am also a Board Certified Coach specializing in relationship issues and life transitions.
I have over 20 years experience as a psychotherapist, and another 15 or so providing community-based social services. Although originally from AL, I have lived and worked in several states (AL, KY, IN, CA, NE and GA). I believe this gives me a more global perspective on issues that we all face from time to time. I am experienced in a broad range of issues, but am especially interested in Life Transitions and Couples/Relationship Issues.
My approach to therapy is based on client need, always with a strengths-based/insight-oriented perspective in an affirming, non-judgmental environment. I have completed the Level 3 Practicum Training in Gottman Method Couples Therapy and am now participating in Certification Consultation Training in Gottman Method Couples Therapy which I use in my therapy work with couples.
Some additional 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 currently only accepting new couples at this time. If you would like to discuss whether we would be a good fit to work together, please contact me. If you need individual therapy, you may contact me and be placed on a waiting list.
BA: Jacksonville State University, Psychology & Sociology (double major) 1980
MSSW: University of Louisville, Kent School of Social Work (Families & Children focus) 1998
Current Licensure & Certifications
LICSW, PIP in Alabama
Board Certified Coach
Board Certified - Tele-Mental Health Provider
Professional Activities and Memberships
National Association of Social Workers (NASW)
Alabama Society for Clinical Social Work (ASCSW)