Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) in North Carolina and New Jersey
I specialize in working with children, adolescents and adults who struggle with anxiety. Communicating with our spouse, parents, children or loved ones can often be a struggle. “I didn’t say that. That’s not what I meant. You don’t understand me.” Any of these sound familiar? Developing communication skills, creating healthy boundaries in relationships and managing conflict effectively are essential skills. Empowering individuals and supporting their families during this journey is at the core of my delivery of care.
People often come to me feeling trapped, stuck, or weighed down by their life circumstances. For some of my clients, their struggle with anxiety has created a sense of chaos in their world. Others feel stuck at the crossroads of a stressful life transition and wish they had a clear path to the other side. A few aren’t quite sure what “the problem” is – they just know that they want to feel free from it and are looking to therapy to try something new.
My clients are people who want to persevere in spite of pain and adversity, but fear that they won’t be able to handle the resulting emotions or the anticipated change. Working in partnership, we face the unknown together. We evaluate, explore, and open doors in search of answers and ease. When we encounter pain, shame, sadness, or fear, you meet them knowing you have someone to support you.
I can’t promise that therapy guarantees a specific outcome, but I can commit to my approach. As a professional, I provide the highest standard of care for my clients and therefore use current research-based practices. Here are a few of the evidence-based interventions we may use together:
• Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
• Emotion-Focused Therapy (EFT)
• Gottman Method for Couples Counseling
You are at the center. My priority is creating a comfortable place for healing – a space where you’re empowered to say what you really want, think, and feel. From this place, I’ll help you look out from within and draw wisdom from your own experiences. I’ll support you in deepening your level of self-awareness so that you can ultimately find your own direction in the healing process.
We leave room for spontaneity and self-discovery. Therapy together isn’t just about following a rigid process. As you get to know yourself better, your goals in therapy may change.
Therapy is a collaborative and enriching process that both challenges and supports you along the way. During the therapeutic process, one reaps the benefits from the quest to attain their goals, even more than the goals themselves. I look forward to partnering with you for your needs. Take the first step and contact me today at (910) 679-6173.