What Matters to Me
It is an honor to sit with people during times of stress and confusion and to really, really hear what's going on. I believe to my core that hope and healing, though they often seem out of reach, are the natural result of processing what bothers us the most.
I'd love to answer any questions or concerns you may have about what the process of therapy might look like for your situation. Please don't hesitate to reach out with questions or concerns.
If you visit my office, you'll notice it's more like a cozy living room than a wall lined with diplomas and certificates, but credentials-wise, I am licensed as a Marital & Family Therapist in the state of TN (license #1145), with my Master of Marriage & Family Therapy from Trevecca Nazarene University.
I love constantly learning. Some of my additional trainings are in:
- Internal Family Systems (Level I) - how to reconnect with yourself and others, experience the core of who you really are, and get unstuck
- Brainspotting (Level) - using your natural gaze to release emotional and physical pain and unhook negative associations; also used to enhance performance for artists, athletes, etc.
- Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing (Level I) - processing and diminishing the power of traumas or negative messages about ourselves
- Emotionally Focused Therapy for couples - understanding what happens when we hurt each other, what the needs are beneath those hurts, and how to speak for those needs in a way that our partners can actually feel drawn to care for them; changing how we interact by building a safe and secure bond over time
My background is in music, with degrees in Vocal Performance from Southern Methodist University (undergrad) and Belmont University (grad), and many years teaching voice and piano.
Life-wise, I'm a native Nashvillian and am passionate about the arts, the outdoors, human connection, natural health, neuroscience, and mind-body integration.