**Not accepting new clients**
The decision to seek therapy can be daunting, especially if your intense emotions feel out of control or
the thought of addressing painful past experiences seems overwhelming. We as humans naturally want
to avoid discomfort, and we therefore often choose short-term “escape” over long-term healing.
However, these short-term efforts to avoid painful emotions and memories might restrict your everyday
life to the point where you wonder whether your life is even worth living anymore. I am committed to
providing a warm, nonjudgmental, and validating space for you to explore what it means to create a life
I am deeply committed to working with trauma-affected individuals by providing high-quality, evidence-
based therapy. I utilize cognitive-behavioral modalities, including Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT),
Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), and Cognitive Processing Therapy (CPT). I obtained my
master’s degree in clinical psychology from Appalachian State University in 2019, completed intensive
DBT training and practice in both partial hospitalization and outpatient settings, and obtained my license
as a Psychological Associate in 2020. I am currently an advanced doctoral student in clinical psychology
at Western Carolina University.
I am passionate about working with adults who struggle in the wake of traumatic stress, childhood
abuse, and/or interpersonal abuse, which might look like chronic feelings of emptiness, depression,
anxiety, self-blame, self-criticism, anger, shame, identity confusion, or difficulty in relationships.
Specifically, I focus both my academic research and clinical work on the impact of fundamentalist or
evangelical Christian ideology on trauma-exposed women and LGBTQ-identified individuals, as
“exvangelicals” often experience unique difficulties recovering from religious-based trauma.
Beyond clinical work and research, I enjoy hanging out with my adorable kitty, Maple, along with both
listening to and creating music, reading and learning new things, yoga and meditation, kickboxing, video
games, cooking, spending time with loved ones, and hiking.