“Nobody escapes being wounded. We all are wounded people, whether physically, emotionally, mentally, or spiritually. The main question is not “How can we hide our wounds?” so we don’t have to be embarrassed, but “How can we put our woundedness in the service of others?” When our wounds cease to be a source of shame, and become a source of healing, we have become wounded healers.”
– Henri Nouwen, The Wounded Healer
I am honored to walk with clients through some of their deepest hurts and struggles. Every client wants to live a more peaceful, more whole life. My task is to help the client in clearly defining their dream of a flourishing life, removing obstacles that might be in the way, and building skills and supports to help the client meet their goals.
My approach to counseling is as an integrative approach: based on the personality, culture, and perspectives of the client, I draw from several different theories to design goals and interventions best suited for that client. Some of the approaches I most commonly utilize include EMDR therapy, brain spotting, narrative therapy, sandtray therapy, play therapy, Adlerian therapy, and family systems approaches. You will find the counseling room to be a place where you are listened to, heard, and valued simply for who you are. You are welcome to incorporate your faith or religious beliefs into our time together.
I typically see clients (individuals, couples, or families) weekly for 50 minute sessions, but as therapy progresses, we may space sessions to biweekly or even monthly. When it is necessary or helpful, I can provide 90 minute sessions or EMDR intensive sessions of three hours or more. I do not accept insurance, which allows me to maintain lower session rates. Payment is due at the beginning of each session using check, cash, or Venmo. Sessions must be cancelled at least 24 hours in advance or a cancellation fee will be charged.
During the COVID-19 pandemic, I am providing telemental health services through a secure platform. I can work with clients located anywhere in the state of Tennessee.