How I Work
My approach to therapy is evidence-based, and grounded in interpersonal and emotion-focused perspectives. Because I view the therapeutic relationship between me and my clients to be critical for treatment success, and I work to provide a safe, supportive environment that is “empathically challenging” to stimulate growth. I take an interest in who you are and how you view the world, respecting your cultural and personal values as important guides in the treatment process. My emphasis is on client strengths, at times connecting clients to internal resources from which they had become disconnected. I look forward to working alongside you.
Areas of Clinical Emphasis
I work with older teens and adults of all ages. I am trained as a generalist, but have particular emphasis on the following concerns:
- Identity Exploration
- Interpersonal Relationship Concerns
- Life Transitions
I am a licensed psychologist in the state of Alabama (#1963). I earned a PhD in counseling psychology in 2014 from Iowa State University, a program accredited by the American Psychological Association (APA). Previously, I have practiced in university counseling centers, a clinic serving community members, and in a state Veteran’s home for veterans and their spouses in need of residential nursing care. In addition to private practice at Auburn Psychological Wellness Center, I hold a full-time position as Director of Training in an APA-accredited counseling psychology PhD program. Teaching and supervising doctoral students requires me to stay up-to-date on the newest developments in the field of therapy. This in turn allows me to continually enhance my work with clients.