I earned my Master of Arts (MA) in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Goddard College and am a Licensed Professional Counselor Associate (LPCA #A12150). While in graduate school, I completed a year-long internship at an outpatient eating disorders treatment center, where I worked with women and girls struggling with anorexia, bulimia, bingeing, exercise addiction, and other food- and body image-related issues. My passion for working with this population is still strong, but I am also experienced in helping those in the throes of anxiety, depression, complex trauma, low self-esteem, frustrating relationship dynamics, creative blocks, career dissatisfaction, and existential angst. I gained this experience in a year-long post-graduate externship at The Asheville Center for Contemplative Psychotherapy, where I received excellent training and supervision and treated a diverse group of men, women, and teens.
Before going back to school for my counseling degree, I earned a Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing from North Carolina State University, so I have a deep appreciation for artistic temperaments and strongly believe in the healing power of the arts. Music is another huge passion of mine, which I pursue as a volunteer in community radio and by playing the guitar and singing. As a contemplative psychotherapist, I gravitate toward Buddhism and maintain a regular practice of yoga and meditation, but I respect all forms of spirituality and am open to incorporating them into the therapeutic process, depending on the client’s preference.