Areas of Clinical Emphasis
I work with adults of all ages, as well as older teens. I can work with most concerns, but I have a particular emphasis in the following areas:
- Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
- Adult Survivors (male and female) of Childhood Sexual Abuse
- Sexual Assault Recovery
- Effects of Childhood Neglect and Emotional Abuse
- Complex Trauma/ Complex PTSD
- Sexual Wellness after Trauma
General Areas of Emphasis:
- Interpersonal Relationship Concerns
- Couples Counseling
- Depression and Anxiety
- Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD)
- Forgiveness and Self-Forgiveness
- Identity Exploration
- Life Transitions
- Psychological Assessment
What to Expect if We Work Together
My approach to therapy is evidence-based, which means that I follow what the research says about what makes therapy effective. In addition, my approach is trauma-informed to promote safety, empowerment, and healing. 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 in the office, 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.
Schedule an Appointment
If you would like to work together, please call the Auburn Psychological Wellness Center front office at 334.219.0425. You can also email us at email@example.com for more information.