“There’s a part of all of us that longs to know that even what’s weakest about us is still redeemable and can ultimately count on something good.”  

Fred Rogers

Welcome! I am a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC-MHSP), play therapist (RPT-S), and counselor educator in the Knoxville, Tennessee area. I am also board certified in telemental health (BC-TMH). I have worked in the counseling field since 2005 with a wide variety of clients. Many of the clients I’ve been honored to work with have been affected by trauma, either through large events or the residue of smaller events that may block client development and potential. To help clients work through these blocks – blocks that present as anxiety, depression, relational issues, or a myriad of other symptoms – I frequently utilize EMDR therapy, brainspotting, and sandtray therapy. You are the expert during our time together, and I will use the therapeutic approaches that best fit your personality and goals. I have received extensive training to integrate Christian faith and counseling; I will incorporate these principles into our time together as much or as little as you want.

I am certified to facilitate both PREPARE/ENRICH and PREP with premarital and married couples, evidence-based programs that can strengthen and improve your relationship with your spouse. For additional information on local PREP trainings, please click here.

I am also a NBCC Approved Clinical Supervisor and a Registered Play Therapist-Supervisor who provides postgraduate supervision and play therapy supervision. More information is available on the “Supervision” tab.