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 left CAPS and began my private practice in 2014. I continue to grow professionally by attending continuing education conferences and more recently, due to COVID-19, via virtual trainings. Podcasts, books and meeting regularly with a small consultation group of fellow therapists are additional ways I find 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 good food. Those who know me well will also tell you that I love the thrill of thrifting. These things keep me grounded, sane and fulfilled.