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About Me

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I'm an LCSW providing counseling, trauma treatment, and hypnotherapy in the Asheville, NC area. 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. As a person living with MS, I also enjoy helping others living with "invisible" diseases.


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.  In other words, I work with what you bring me in a way that will get you out of therapy the fastest, and equip you to handle your life with more ease. 

Education: 

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

 

Licenses: 
Licensed as an LCSW (Licensed Clinical Social Worker) in the state of North Carolina.  
Formerly licensed as an RN (now in retirement).

Certifications: 

Rapid Trauma Resolution therapy

Certified Writing Group Leader by Amherst Writers & Artists

Additional Training: 

EMDR:  Part I & II

FSAP

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