I am a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker specializing in Individual and Couples therapy. 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.
With over 18 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) which, I believe, 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 Choice Theory & Reality Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), Psychodynamic Therapy, Internal Family Systems, Ego-State Psychotherapy, 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
Professional Activities and Memberships
National Association of Social Workers (NASW)
Alabama Society for Clinical Social Work (ASCSW)
Eye Movement Desensitization & Reprocessing International Association (EMDRIA)