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About Me


I'm an LCSW providing trauma and codependency counseling and hypnotherapy in Asheville, NC. My former experience as a psychiatric nurse gives me a unique perspective that includes knowledge of  physical as well as psychological conditions and challenges.
 
I specialize in treating trauma, including sexual and physical abuse, domestic violence and accidents, co-dependency, depression, and grief. My counseling practice is easily accessible, with free parking, very close to the Montford St. Exit ( 4C ) on 240.


I would describe myself as an interactive, solution-focused therapist. My therapeutic approach is to provide support and practical feedback to help clients effectively address personal life challenges. I integrate complementary methodologies and techniques, such as EMDR,  Hypnosis, and relaxation training to offer a highly personalized approach tailored to each client. Using compassion and understanding, I work with each individual to help them build on their strengths and attain the personal growth they are committed to accomplishing.

Education: 

Masters in Clinical Social Work.
Graduate School:  Smith College School for Social Work, Northampton, Massachusetts. 2003

Licenses: 
Licensed as both an RN (Registered Nurse) and an LCSW (Licensed Clinical Social Worker) in the state of North Carolina.  

Certifications: 

Rapid Trauma Resolution therapy

Certified Writing Group Leader by Amherst Writers & Artists

Additional Training: 

EMDR:  Part I & II,   Full member of EMDRIA

Hypnotherapy Training:
   Wellness Institute, Seattle, WA
   Institute for Survivors of Sexual Violence, Tampa, FL





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