“The mind is not a vessel to be filled, but a fire to be kindled.” ~ Plutarch

As a former school teacher and university instructor, I have always had a passion for helping others. I’ve found that being dedicated to ongoing training and clinical supervision, and a strong grounding in personal and professional ethics, greatly help in this regard.

In addition to a Master’s degree in clinical mental health counseling from Lenoir-Rhyne University, I hold a Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor (LCMHC) license, and I am a nationally certified counselor (NCC). I have extensive training in modern psychoanalysis, and continue to increase my knowledge through regular, ongoing education. I also have extensive training in grief therapy and contemplative psychotherapy. Equally important, I am a lifelong learner who is dedicated to helping others make lasting changes in their lives and become the architects of their own success.