**Not accepting new clients**
Uncomfortable emotions, conflict in interpersonal relationships, and feelings of isolation can be overwhelming. Feelings of inadequacy or of “being stuck” may creep up on us when difficult situations accumulate in our lives.
These themes oftentimes are ingrained in us since childhood, and it’s our job to break that cycle and advocate for ourselves. You can learn skills and new ways of thinking so that you feel better about yourself and your life. My goal is to help you navigate life’s struggles with grace and patience.
I work from a holistic framework, guiding clients to make decisions for themselves and holding their hands in their darkest moments. My hope is to facilitate your gaining a deeper connection with yourself. You can accomplish that using skills you gain in sessions and by processing difficult emotions that come up along the way.
To work toward those goals with you, I integrate elements from dialectical behavior therapy (DBT) and cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) and principles of acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT).
I also work with clients on professional goals, individual aspirations, and unraveling newfound hobbies and talents. We will work together to create small, obtainable goals toward the bigger picture (whatever that may be)!
Prior to beginning my work at Asheville DBT and Trauma Therapy, I worked as a crisis counselor alongside police and emergency medical services to provide mental health support to people experiencing crisis. I was a social work intern at Dell Children’s Hospital, and I provided brief therapeutic interventions in a primary care setting, supporting clients with anxiety, depression, and chronic pain.
I earned my undergraduate and graduate degrees from Texas State University in San Marcos, then made the big move to Asheville a few years later to expand my clinical skillset.
I welcome you to reach out to me, and let’s explore whether we could be a good fit! I’ll be here when you are ready.