Providing mental health services in the Chattanooga area since 1999
Graduate Counseling Intern
The University of Georgia, B.S. in Psychology, B.A. in Religion
Richmont Graduate University, M.A. in Clinical Mental Health Counseling
Upon graduation, I plan to pursue a license as a professional counselor.
My approach to therapy is a combination of interpersonal and cognitive behavioral techniques. I believe that each person’s past and present environmental and social factors as well as their deeply held thought patterns and beliefs contribute to their well-being. While I do rely on structure within sessions, I also believe that my profession is deeply relational. Thus, the interpersonal bond that is created between the client and therapist is one of the main sources of healing and transformation. This bond comes through a compassionate collaboration as we strive together towards their health.
Depression, anxiety, OCD, trauma, low self-esteem, sexual/drug addictions, relational/marital issues, and spiritual formation
I work with adolescent and adult individuals with a focus on college students.
The time I have spent working with ministries, community organizations, and a rehabilitation center has developed my heart for serving others. I have also been humbled by the many men and women who have invested in and cared for me in each stage of my life, regardless of my flaws. As I experienced the healing and freedom that comes in this field firsthand, I felt a specific calling to help others fight their battles in the same way that I have been helped. Since then, I have been blessed with the passion, experiences, and clinical skills needed to bear the burdens of others. Though I cannot instantly “fix” anyone, I will offer an unconditional commitment, compassion, and kindness as we journey together towards restoration.
“Our greatest fear should not be of failure but of succeeding at things in life that don’t really matter.” -Francis Chan
"My knowledge of that life is small,
The eye of faith is dim.
But ‘tis enough that Christ knows all,
And I shall be with Him" -Richard Baxter
The Ruthless Elimination of Hurry by John Mark Comer
The Explicit Gospel by Matt Chandler