Credentials and Experience:
After receiving my Master's and Doctorate degrees in Clinical Psychology at the University of Tennessee, I completed a post-doctoral training in Clinical Psychology at Emory University School of Medicine. The post-doctoral training focused on child and adolescent mental health, with focus on Cognitive Behavioral therapy (CBT) and Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT).
I started my private practice, In Session Psychological Services, LLC, in June 2015. I offer individual therapy, working primarily with children, teenagers, and young adults. I also offer parent coaching, both as an adjunct to individual therapy with children and teenagers, and also, separately.
Each person is a unique individual, whose life has brought him/her on a distinct journey. I don't believe in one-size fits all treatment. My focus is to work collaboratively with you, helping you to both change and accept different aspects of yourself. My therapeutic technique encompasses empathy, insight, and non-judgment coupled with a focus on progressive change.
Together, we can discover a path to the best version of yourself. I specialize in working with children, adolescents, and young adults struggling with anxiety, depression, self-esteem, coping skills, and trauma. Supporting parents through the many developmental transitions of their children is a special interest of mine. I utilize evidence-based treatments, such as cognitive behavioral, dialectical behavioral, and mindfulness therapies.
Having lived in various regions of the country and abroad, I bring cultural, religious, and sexuality awareness to the table. I approach therapy with openness and sensitivity to the diverse individuals who walk through my door. I feel privileged to be brought into your journey.
I enjoy spending time outdoors with my husband and our three children. We are frequently found, exploring a forest or a garden. I love traveling, especially to the beach! Reading, baking, and playing tennis are some of my many interests.