I have been providing psychotherapy since 2004. I completed a masters degree in 2006 and became licensed in 2009. I completed a year of advanced doctoral training in psychodynamic theory and technique in 2011.
In addition to my private practice I've held clinical positions in many mental health settings and have supervisory and program development experience with numerous community programs. I also co-founded The Enneagram Center of Asheville in 2014.
I continuously invest in my own holistic growth - I see life as an endless journey of opening, healing, growing, and awakening deeper and deeper. I feel that a therapist's own sense of well-being and state of consciousness is as important as her training and experience.
I am from Gainesville FL and spent some time living in the San Francisco bay area. I moved to Asheville in 2014 to be closer to family and because I love the mountains and holistic-spiritual culture. I am married with 2 little ones and 2 dogs.
I love working with parents who are interested in cultivating respect-filled, kind, intimate, playful connections with our little ones. Parenting is such an intense journey - deeply nourishing and depleting. Getting support along the way is essential - we cannot draw water from an empty well.
I care deeply about my relationships and work to keep my intimate connections mutually nourishing. I love being with friends and family, gardening, cleaning, hiking, exploring community events and good food.
Spirituality has been so much of my life journey, particularly over the last 15 years. While I am not religious, I am very drawn to the mystical side of all religion. I was not raised with religion and luckily have little spiritual "baggage" - though I am empathetic to spiritual wounds in others. In my early-20s I began a journey of spiritual awakening that is still very alive and continues to evolve and integrate within my personal story.
Institute for Clinical Social Work, PhD Training in Psychodynamic Psychotherapy
Florida State University, Masters in Clinical Social Work
University of Florida, B.A. in Anthropology