Areas of Clinical Emphasis
I work with older teens and with adults of all ages. I can work with most concerns, but I have a particular emphasis in the following areas:
- Identity Exploration
- Interpersonal Relationship Concerns
- Life Transitions
What to Expect if We Work Together
My approach to therapy is evidence-based. This means that I follow what the research says about what makes therapy effective. I practice mostly from interpersonal and emotion-focused perspectives, but I modify my approach to meet your needs. I also view the therapeutic relationship between you and I to be important for treatment success. Because of this, I work to provide a safe and supportive environment that is also “empathically challenging” to promote growth. In addition, I am interested in who you are and how you view the world. I respect your cultural and personal values as important guides in our work together. You can also expect that I will emphasize your strengths. This can help you to reconnect with internal resources that you may have lost touch with. I look forward to working alongside you!
I am a licensed psychologist in the state of Alabama (#1963), and I hold a PhD in counseling psychology from Iowa State University. Previously, I have practiced in university counseling centers, a community clinic, and a state Veteran’s home. In addition to my work at Auburn Psychological Wellness Center (APWC), I also teach and supervise counseling psychology doctoral students. These training roles help me stay up-to-date on the newest developments in the therapy field.
When I am not at work, I enjoy spending time with my family, being outdoors, and working on home improvement projects. I also have a bit of a thrift store habit. APWC has been the beneficiary of several of my upcycling and refurbishing projects, and our new, larger office has only fueled my “problem.”