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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.


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

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


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

Helpful Forms

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