I am a Licensed Professional Counselor in the State of Tennessee, which means that I have a Masters degree in Counseling and have fulfilled Tennessee State requirements to practice counseling.  I received my Master's in Counseling from Vanderbilt University and have worked in outpatient clinics, school settings, drug and alcohol treatment centers, and private practice settings.  I am currently a member of the American Counseling Association, the Nashville Psychotherapy Institute, and the Equine Assisted Growth and Learning Association.

 

After fulfilling my clinical requirements for licensure, I returned to school to complete a Master's in Theological Studies at Vanderbilt University Divinity School.  I had always wanted to pursue religious training so this was a personal venture of mine that ultimately has become an invaluable resource for those in my practice struggling with issues of religion and spirituality.  While in school, I worked with a psychotherapy practice that integrated the worlds of religion and psychotherapy.  Although I do not identify as a pastoral counselor, I have been trained to understand and appreciate how the dynamics of religion can deeply impact one's psychological experience in life-- for good and for bad.

 

My training in psychodynamic psychotherapy was through the Advanced Psychodynamic Psychotherapy Program of The Nashville Psychoanalytic Study Group.  Psychodynamic psychotherapy is insight oriented therapy which helps us understand the roots of the emotional struggles we experience.  Through the raising of self-awareness, we are able to more freely make choices that reflect and support our authentic self.

Read "The Efficacy of Psychodynamic Psychotherapy" for more information.