About Me

What is it like to be in therapy with me?

Based on feedback from my clients I can give you a few answers to that question:

  • I have been described by clients as open, empathic, and non-judgmental.

  • I am not going to just sit there and repeat: 'How did that make you feel?" a whole bunch of times or just stare at you while you feel uncomfortable.

  • I talk often, and provide feedback to clients. 

My hope is that I can make each person feel comfortable enough to do the best therapeutic work possible.

Approach to Therapy

My approach to therapy is integrative which means that I use techniques from multiple psychological theories. I tailor my style to meet the needs of individual clients based on the concerns that they bring to therapy and their goals for treatment. I most commonly use methods associated with relational, psychodynamic, and cognitive behavioral theories. During your first appointment, we will discuss your goals and expectations for therapy and what I believe may be the best way to approach working on your concerns.

Although my approach may differ depending on your concerns, I always place importance upon the therapeutic relationship, and I strongly value any feedback that you may have about our relationship and your experience in therapy. 

Personal Background

I have wanted to be a psychologist for as long as I can remember. I was drawn to the profession because I hoped to better understand why people think, feel, and behave the ways that they do. I grew up in Ohio, and studied psychology during my undergraduate education at Ohio State. I then moved to Atlanta in 2003 to begin my graduate work. 

 

While I did most of my training in university counseling centers, I knew that I wanted to go into private practice after I was licensed. I craved the flexibility and challenge of self-employment. I also was due to give birth to my son in early 2011, and I knew I wanted to be able to make my own schedule. I opened my private practice in 2010, and have never looked back. I love working for myself, and would not have it any other way.

Educational Background

B.A. in Psychology - The Ohio State University

M.A. in Clinical Psychology - Georgia School of Professional Psychology

Psy.D. in Clinical Psychology - Georgia School of Professional Psychology

Predoctoral Internship - Indiana University's Counseling and Psychological Services

Postdoctoral Fellowship - University of Georgia's Counseling and Psychiatric Services

Licensed as a psychologist in the state of Georgia, License #PSY003389

Member of the Georgia Psychological Association

 

 

Oakbrook Plaza

1770 Indian Trail Lilburn Rd.

Suite 140

Norcross, GA 30093

678-203-4499

In person appointments available to serve clients in Gwinnett county and in the areas of Norcross, Lilburn, Lawrenceville, Duluth, Tucker, Stone Mountain, and Doraville. Online therapy appointments available to individuals and couples throughout the state of Georgia.

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