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My Approach

My intention is to be relational - not transactional. In a tech savvy world where efficiency can be prioritized over relationship, my partnership with you is about personal care and connection. I do not take a one-size-fits-all approach. I offer a boutique experience with personalized care to my clients who can reach me directly with concerns about services and support needs. I created my practice to offer services to meet your unique needs, and use a collaborative approach to determine what those might be.

 

I offer individual adult psychotherapy, consulting, and virtual 1:1 sessions. I also provide speaking engagements and corporate facilitation through customized presentations, keynotes, and trainings. Among these are Amazon, Food Lion, and Chicago Public Schools. As an attorney turned therapist, I take a strategic, compassionate, and genuine approach to our collaboration.

I am a licensed therapist with nearly 20 years of professional work experience in both the legal and mental health fields. I have training, expertise, and clinical experience working with clients with emotional and behavioral concerns, such as anxiety, depression, eating disorders, and trauma symptoms. (Eating disorders or disordered eating can include Binge Eating Disorder, compulsive overeating, emotional overeating, restricting, negative body image.)  I utilize a person-centered, strengths-based approach. I hold a non-judgmental, affirming, and relaxed space where all clients are welcomed and valued. I find that humor can be incredibly effective in connecting with my clients in therapy and I like to embrace this in working together, while also using a straight forward, non-confrontational, empathetic style. (Yes, therapy with me can be fun and effective!)  We also may find it helpful to integrate skills and solution-focused techniques to give you the tools to work towards your individual goals. I also offer skills coaching for Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) and Exposure Therapy specifically for anxiety.

I have skills, experience, and training in treatment approaches and modalities backed by science, including Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), Acceptance and Commitment Based Therapy (ACT), Mindfulness and Compassion-Based Training, and Exposure Response Prevention. I utilize an integrated method, combining skills and strategies with processing and self-inquiry. I have cultivated  specialized skills in the intensive treatment of anxiety and mood disorders, eating disorders, and trauma.

Important values to me encompass dignity, social justice, diversity, and affirmative and inclusive care. I believe all bodies deserve collaborative, healing partnership. I practice trauma responsive care and I take a multi-cultural approach. I make space for processing trauma, including racial trauma and intergenerational trauma, if you choose. I am an LGBTQI+ and trans informed therapist and a proud member of the Charlotte Transgender Health Care Group. 

I also enjoy working with clients considering career transitions, struggling with job dissatisfaction or workplace concerns, such as interpersonal issues, job performance, leadership and management development. Finally, I excel at assisting professionals, attorneys, and students with reducing stress, improving work-life balance, identity development (with an emphasis on cultural and racial identity development and support), life transitions, and relationship issues.

I believe in addressing the whole self.  We can integrate approaches focused on mind-body-emotion connections and/or spirituality for those that are seeking it. We will determine what is best for your care through the therapeutic process together.

With my unique background in law and psychology, my practice offers customized workplace and individual services, including consultation for your group or workplace, executive coaching focused on improving your management effectiveness and efficacy with employees, in house counseling, virtual 1:1 sessions, and walk and talk in person appointments. I have been a "workplace happiness" coach of sorts for many years and enjoy working with companies and individuals on improving job satisfaction, wellness in the workplace, and leadership skills through executive coaching and consulting. I offer dynamic and effective speaking services and trainings on a variety of topics, such as mental health for BIPOC professionals, building resilience, authenticity in the workplace, managing conflict and difficult personalities at work, and stress management for high performers. I have led groups and facilitated corporate trainings on many issues for a variety of audiences and entities such as, lawyers and judges, non-profit organizations, higher education, school systems, clinicians, and for BIPOC professionals offering consultation, focused mental health support, and strategy sessions. 

I believe that true connection can help us remember that all things are possible, and it is my hope that we can work together to find out what is possible for you.

"The brokenhearted are the bravest amongst us. They had the courage to love."

 

- Brené Brown