Random little facts…
I often think in FRIENDS quotes.
I do not eat fruit. Any kind. Ever.
I love anything that I can dip a chip or cracker into.
I still have my picture taken with every character I see when I go to Disney World.
I don’t know how to ride a bike.
My ideal vacation is sitting on a beach and reading all day long.
About my counseling practice and speaking…
I am a licensed professional counselor specializing in helping women discover their true voice as they navigate self worth/self esteem challenges, relationship concerns, life stage transitions, and addiction/recovery issues. I am a graduate of Vanderbilt University and have a Masters degree in Professional Counseling from Georgia State University.
In addition to my work as a therapist, I maintain an active speaking schedule presenting workshops on such topics as women’s issues, healthy relationships, self worth, personal growth and development, discovering your purpose, life stage transitions, and motherhood. I have presented to such groups and orgnanizations as The Home Depot, Chick-fil-A, MS Society of Georgia, Georgia Institute of Technology, Oglethorpe University, Peachtree Presbyterian Church, Peachtree Road United Methodist Church, Johnson Ferry Baptist Church, Kairos Church, Marist School, Pace Academy, MOPS, and other churches/schools/non-profits throughout the state.
As a Certified DISC trainer, I help individuals understand their unique personality style and how to improve their interaction and communication with friends, family, and co-workers.
Having trained with Dr. Brené Brown, shame and vulnerability researcher and bestselling author of Daring Greatly, The Gifts of Imperfection, and I Thought It Was Just Me, I am a Certified Daring Way™ Facilitator . The Daring Way™ is a highly experiential methodology based on the research of Dr. Brené Brown. The method was developed to help men, women, and adolescents learn how to show up, be seen, and live braver lives. The primary focus is on developing shame resilience skills and developing a courage practice that transforms the way we live, love, parent, and lead. It can be facilitated in clinical, educational, and professional settings and is suitable for work with individuals, couples, families, work teams, and organizational leaders. I am thrilled to offer The Daring Way™ retreats and workshops, in addition to continue integrating Dr. Brown’s valuable research on shame, vulnerability and learning to live courageously into my counseling practice .
My practice is currently located in the Buckhead community in Atlanta, Georgia. My husband, Jay, and I are the proud parents of Jack and Sam.