I HELP COUPLES AND INDIVIDUALS REACH THEIR GREATEST POTENTIAL
WE ARE WIRED FOR STRUGGLE AND FOR CONNECTION
Through the lens of believing that we are all wired for connection (research tends to back me on this) and with the belief that life’s greatest reward is loving and fulfilling relationships, I work with couples struggling with disconnection created from neglect of the relationship and couples dealing with major life transitions and crisis.
I also work with couples recovering from relationship injury, primarily infidelity.
Additionally, I am honored to help individuals struggling with loss and grief, connection to others, affair resolution and recovery, and the struggle toward authentic happiness and wholehearted living. I have a particular interest in mid-life transitions and men-in-therapy.
I BELIEVE IN RESEARCH-BASED APPROACHES TO THERAPY
I am a brain-wise therapist.
I utilize evidenced-based, client-centered strategies and techniques to help clients achieve real, measurable, and lasting change. Using data-driven assesments, we collaborate—together—to design an individual treatment plan to support your goals.
As a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, I am a member of the American Association for Marriage and Family Therapists, as well as a member of the North Carolina Association for Marriage and Family Therapists.
I am Gottman Level 3 trained and I have received extensive training in Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT)—both of these are research-based couple therapies. I have also received training in Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction and practice mindful living.
I am incredibly fortunate to do work that I love
I am a native Charlottean (we do exist!) who married my college sweetheart over 20 years ago. We work hard to maintain a prosperous marriage and to manage our active household of three daughters and one very pampered dog. When not working, I can be found in a yoga class, trying new restaurants, buying books at a local bookstore, listening to live music, or on the sidelines of a field hockey or lacrosse game.
My path to becoming a therapist includes a career in corporate America for nearly a decade; I retired my business suits for a position as a stay-at-home mother.
During this time, I was fortunate to be able to earn a master’s degree in Marriage and Family Therapy (MFT) from Pfeiffer University, completing this program in 2013. I immediately went into private practice to follow my passion of helping couples and individuals who are working toward their greatest potential. I was also privileged to work with KinderMourn as a grief therapist.
I feel so incredibly fortunate to be able to do work that I love.