"I believe the greatest gift I can conceive of having from anyone is to be seen by them, heard by them, to be understood and touched by them." -Virginia Satir
As an Atlanta-based psychotherapist, I specialize in working with adults who have trauma and related anxiety, panic, fears, isolation, depression, grief, stress, insomnia, shame, dissociation, and low self-esteem. I also work with couples who are in distress or who are seeking to increase intimacy, communication, and secure bonding in their relationship.
I am a licensed clinical social worker (LCSW) and received my Master of Social Work with a clinical practice concentration at the University of Georgia. I am also a certified EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing) therapist. My involvement in the field of trauma was sparked as an intern at International Rescue Committee, a global non-governmental refugee resettlement organization, in 2005. My passion for treating traumatized individuals was further strengthened by my experiences as therapist at a community mental health clinic, as well as a clinician and intake coordinator on an Assertive Community Treatment Team, which is a multidisciplinary team-based program that addresses severe and persistent mental illness and forensic mental health.
I believe true healing and change can only take place in the context of a safe, supportive, and mutually respectful therapeutic relationship. My stance is compassionate, attentive, non-judgmental and holistic. I greatly value the unique history, perspective, and personality that each of my clients brings to the therapeutic process. My clients tell me they feel truly seen and heard, often for the first time, in our sessions. I consider it a privilege to be invited to walk alongside my clients on their path to healing and change.