Hello and welcome! Check out my 3 minute video to learn a little bit about me.
I am a clinical psychologist, therapist, and life coach who supports people to achieve their highest level of well-being and dare I say, happiness. In life, we all struggle at times. Whether you are feeling uncomfortable in (or even hate) your body and constantly have food on your mind or you are going through a life, role, or identity transition - I can help. If you are struggling with the trauma of infertility and are navigating the ups and downs and hormonal changes associated with that process, I have specialized training to work with you. I also have specialized training in trauma resilience and recovery. I enjoy working with people of diverse backgrounds and identities (age, race, ethnicity, sexual and gender) and provide an open, affirming, non-judgmental presence. If you are currently studying abroad or living abroad, I provided services for expats in most countries outside the US. It can be challenging to deal with the adjustment of living in a new place and culture and even more difficult to find legitimate mental health services with English speaking providers in some countries, Please contact me if this is your challenge.
In my sessions, I incorporate mindfulness-based practices and cognitive-behavioral therapy - CBT. Essentially, I help you access your mind's wisdom and your body's wisdom to find greater peace and contentment, to heal in the present, and to learn how to care for yourself in the future.
If I sound like a good fit for you, please get in touch and I would love to meet with you for a free 15-20 minute initial phone consultation! I provide online counseling services via secure video (and in-person services if you live in North Carolina).
I am a former rolling stone who has found her home in the mountains of Asheville, North Carolina.
After working in the business world for a few years, I found a path towards becoming a helper and fell deeply in love with the field of psychology. When I’m not helping people to find their happiness, I enjoy playing with my dog, hiking, running, practicing yoga and meditation, cross-stitching, and cooking. Sometimes with my loved ones, and sometimes in treasured solitude.
Psy.D. Nova Southeastern University (Doctorate of Psychology)
M.S. Nova Southeastern University
B.S. University of Florida
I've worked in settings ranging from Intensive In-Patient Treatment facilities to University Counseling Centers. I am licensed to practice psychology in both North Carolina and Florida.
Specialties & Issues
I work with a broad array of concerns including stress, anxiety, depression, relationship concerns, infertility, body image and eating concerns and more. I have a strong interest in the mind-body connection and, if you are struggling with any of the above, you probably have experienced that what is in the mind manifests in the body and vice versa. If you are anxious you may find that you feel nauseous or jittery. If you are struggling with infertility your body may become a source of fear and pain. My approach includes accessing not just the mind's wisdom, but the body's wisdom as well - helping both to support you rather than work against you. If you are interested in beginning a mindfulness/meditation practice, I would be a great fit for you! I also have training in creating resilience after a trauma, using the body as a source of healing. Finally, if you have noticed that you are repeating patterns in relationships that you would like to overcome, I would love to assist you in that. Maybe you have recently gone through a separation or divorce or are considering doing so. Or perhaps you have had many relationships that have ended in dead ends and you're hoping to figure out how you can have a different outcome. My services for those of you who are single (and awesome!) include dating coaching and help with creating a successful online dating profile and navigating the world of online and in-person dating.
- Anger Management
- Caregiver Support
- Eating Disorders
- Family Life
- Grief & Loss
- Health & Wellness
- Life Coaching
- Mood Disorders
- Panic Disorders/Attacks
- Post Traumatic Stress Disorder
- Postpartum Depression
- Relationship Issues
- Self Esteem
- Spiritual Growth
- Stress Management
- Time Management
- Weight Management
- Work/Life Balance
My approach to therapy involves the application of a variety of techniques that I have learned in my doctoral training, from my experience of over 10 years of practice, and through the wisdom I have gained in my own path towards wellness and greater fulfillment. I work on helping people to grow their strengths and abilities rather than focusing on what they lack. I am happy to discuss which approaches would be a good fit for your particular concerns in detail with you in our consultation. Please know that if you are looking for any of the approaches listed below, I am qualified to help:
o Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT Therapy)
o Mindfulness-Based Therapy
o Dialectical-Behavior Therapy
o Interpersonal Therapy
o Somatic Therapy
o Positive Psychology
To summarize my overall approach in a sentence: I help people to get in touch with their innate wisdom and learn how to live their best life possible. While you may have forgotten how to access that wisdom somewhere along the path, you can find your way back, and I can help. Sound intriguing? Then let's get started!
Services & Rates
If you are interested in online psychotherapy, please contact me with your availability for a 15 - 20 free phone consultation to talk about your needs. We can talk through options for treatment together.
Initial phone consultation: FREE!
50 Minute Individual Therapy Session: If you do not have insurance and would like to know about my session fees, I will be happy to discuss this with you in our first call.
Low Fee Options: If you are in need of a low fee provider ($30-50) Open Path Collective (www.openpathcollective.org) is a great resource for you to try.
To schedule an appointment today, please contact me via phone at (919) 907-1392 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org or use the "Request an Appointment" button above. I look forward to talking with you!"
I am an in-network provider with Blue Cross Blue Shield and Aetna and I am happy to support you with billing any other insurance company as an out-of-network provider.