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My passion for seeing you win in life is driven by me helping to empower you with effective tools to propel you forward. The therapy techniques that I have found to be most effective include mindfulness, strength-based, solution-focused therapy, and cognitive behavioral therapy with a focus on restructuring your thoughts. How you think about yourself and the environment around you is vital to your ability to move forward.

Overall wellness not only includes our thought processes, but also our physical health and spiritual development. I do provide professional counseling from a Christian/Biblical perspective, although not all of my clients are practicing Christians. In session, I respect each client’s right to self determination in regards to his/her spiritual walk. In addition, as a former Division I collegiate athlete in track and field at the University of Virginia, I understand the importance of how maintaining good physical health and nutrition can have an impact on your mood, energy levels, ability to focus and clarity of thought. Even though I experienced challenges as an athlete, it has taught me valuable lessons about the power of my mind, building self-awareness and believing in myself.

After graduating from Argosy University with a Masters Degree in Community Counseling, I began my work as a therapist serving individuals, families and children who struggle with using their own strengths to create an environment for positive change to occur. Having access to quality education, social/family supports in place, and financial security to name a few are consistent barriers to the population I have served. Through this work, I discovered my passion for working with women, young adults and teen girls. I recognized that our lives are not only impacted by the challenging situations we face, but also how we think about and interpret them. For women and teenage girls, it is about knowing your worth, what you value in life and how you think about yourself. My goal is to empower a movement from within yourself to help you realize that you have what it takes to overcome any obstacles and live the life that you envision for yourself.

Clinical Approaches/Specialized Trainings:

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)

Solutions Focused Therapy

Mindfulness CBT Based Interventions

Strengths/Values Based Therapy

EMDR Skills Trained

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Fun Facts About Me:

I really enjoy playing tennis!

I am a book hoarder!

I love to ride bikes with my family!

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“There is so much that we can be in this life. Have the AUDACITY to be GREAT on purpose.”

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University of Virginia

B.A. in  Psychology

Argosy University

Master in Community Counseling

Licensed Professional Counselor

Virginia Board Certified LPC Clinical Supervisor

Maryland (LCPC)

International Coaching Federation (ICF) Certified Life Coach

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 This invaluable work has allowed me to develop a deep and unique awareness of the challenges that many individuals and families face in their lives.

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If you have any questions or would like more information about our services, please feel free to contact us directly.


Phone: 443.272.1429
Fax: 443.478.4335


12801 Iron Bridge Rd Suite 100  Chester, VA 23831

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