I’m a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) working in the Athens area. I graduated from Florida State University with both my bachelor’s and master’s degrees in Social Work. I moved to Athens, Georgia to work at a local nonprofit, The Cottage Sexual Assault Center and Children’s Advocacy Center. As the Adult Advocate I worked to rebuild a program across several counties, delivering 24/7 crisis support to survivors of rape and childhood sexual abuse. With a desire to further my counseling skills, I accepted a position as a mental health clinician at the University of Georgia’s Counseling and Psychiatric Services (CAPS). Here I expanded my knowledge base as a clinician working with the following concerns: relationship issues, grief and loss, depression, anxiety, body image, self esteem, and trauma. I began my private practice in 2014 and left CAPS at the end of 2014 to devote my time solely to my practice. I continue to grow professionally by attending continuing education conferences and through regular meetings with a small consultation group of fellow therapists for support.
When I’m not seeing clients I enjoy spending time with family and friends and getting creative. I love to eat, so often I’m enjoying a home-cooked meal or dining out at a local eatery. Those who know me well will also tell you that I’m a bird nerd. These things keep me grounded, sane and fulfilled.