I believe one of my gifts from God is a servant’s heart. That desire to serve others has led to my service in the church to include mission work locally and abroad such as two recent mission trips to Tanzania. I am also a proud veteran who served in both the US Army and the KY Army National Guard. As far as my counseling service, I have been blessed to serve in a variety of both inpatient and outpatient settings; both private and public agencies; in both KY and SC over the span of over 25 years. I specialize in working with individuals, couples, and families regarding substance disorders, co-occurring disorders, trauma, depression, grief/loss, anxiety, and anger issues. My approach to counseling is that I believe in the capability of each person to possess their own life answers and my job as a counselor is to walk with each person on their journey and to support them in an honest and ethical way, so that they can do the difficult work to discover those answers.
Personally, God, along with my wonderful and supportive husband and daughter, family/friends, and church family, help me to do my own daily work to strive for balance in this beautiful messy thing called life. I enjoy exercising (at least the benefits of exercising), listening to music, singing, traveling, and spending time with family/friends.
I truly believe that it is a privilege to help others on their journey in life. I look forward to working with you to help you realize your life answers in order for you to do the work to become your best self.
Curriculum Vitae and Professional Memberships:
- M.A. in Clinical Psychology, Morehead State University, Morehead, KY
- Member of SC and the National Association of Alcoholism and Drug Abuse Counselors (SCAADAC and NAADAC)
- Member of The American Association of Christian Counselors