I am a Clinical Social Worker licensed in North Carolina, Ohio, and Alabama. I graduated from the Joint Master's Program at the University of NC at Greensboro and North Carolina A&T State University. I am biracial/bicultural: White/Native American( Enrolled member of the Lumbee Tribe of North Carolina). I've been working in mental health in various community roles for 15 years and I also volunteer with my local Native American Organization. I have experience in helping adults with anxiety, depression, family conflict, stress, motivation, and self-esteem. Based on my background, I also have a special focus on individuals who are Indigenous or identifying as bicultural/biracial as well as working with individuals who are dealing with grief, loss, caregiver stress, and bariatric surgery. I work with my clients to create an open and safe environment where thoughts and feelings can be shared without fear of judgment. Those who identify as bicultural, Black, Native American, African American, BIPOC, QTBIPOC, LGBTQIA+, ability diverse, and all who have been historically marginalized and minoritized are supported.
What can clients expect to take away from sessions with you?
In our first session, together, we'll start with brief introductions, then dive into the specific challenges you're facing. This will help me create a tailored plan for us to work through in follow-up sessions.
What treatment methods and tools do you utilize?
I incorporate techniques from Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) because of the emphasis on identifying core values and beliefs that become central to the therapeutic process. ACT also focuses on tactics to cope with and manage negative thought processes, sensations, and situations through radical acceptance. I work with clients on aligning their core values and beliefs with their behaviors and environments. I also use Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and solution-focused therapy to process and address circumstances as they arise in sessions.
Explain to clients what areas you feel are your biggest strengths.
My biggest strength is my ability to build rapport and establish a therapeutic relationship with my clients. I consider myself to be laid back, empathetic and understanding. Based on my history of working with hospice, I specialize in working with individuals who are dealing with grief, loss, and caregiver stress.