Licensed Clinical Social Worker / Licensed Drug & Alcohol Counselor / Board Approved Supervisor / EMDR Trained Trauma Therapist / Co-Occurring Disorder Specialist
Hello! I am an experienced Licensed Therapist in 3 states (Tennessee, Kentucky, and Massachussetts) and I am passionate about wellness and providing a non-judgmental and safe space for all individuals. Having compassion and knowledge to help people going through life’s challenges and transitions is truly a privilege for me. Through a strengths-based, trauma informed, and person-centered therapeutic approach a trusting relationship is created to help individuals establish and attain their treatment goals. Watching someone empower themselves to have a better quality of life is the end goal, no matter the situation.
Over the years I have held several different positions in the clinical services arena. I have been a Director of Clinical Operations and therapist for residential facilities (120 beds and 66 beds). I oversaw five outpatient clinics as a Clinical Services Supervisor and provided therapy at the clinics. I’ve worked as a therapist and director in Mental Health Courts, Drug Courts, and Veterans Courts. In the end, my true love has always been doing individual and group therapy.
I am originally from Nashville, Tennessee. I left to play college basketball at 18. After graduating from Missouri State University with a teaching degree, I moved to Florida to be close to my handicapped older brother. During this time, I feel in love with helping others even more. I went back to school and graduated with a Master’s Degree in Clinical Social Work from the University of Tennessee.
I have specialized in trauma work, substance use, and co-occurring mental health concerns. My goal is to support a person find the best version of who they want to be in life. I love watching someone find their best version of themselves and begin living life to the fullest.