I received a Masters of Education with a degree in counseling from Southern Methodist University in Dallas, TX. I have 25 plus years of counseling experience. My area of special interest and experience is working with couples in marriage counseling and individuals who have been abused or have experienced other traumatic events, as well as, individuals suffering from mood and personality disorders. My experience includes working with individuals, families, couples, addictions, high-risk youth, chemically dependent individuals and their families, the dually diagnosed, as well as, the geriatric population.
I am a Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor (LCMHC #2874) with the North Carolina Board of Clinical Mental Health Counselors (NCBLCMHC In addition, I am a Certified Clinical Supervisor (CCS #176), as well as, a Certified Alcohol Drug Counselor (CADC #1013) with the North Carolina Addiction Specialist Professional Practice Board. I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT, TX #3662) with the Texas State Board of Examiners of Marriage and Family Therapist, Licensed Chemical Dependency Counselor (LCDC, TX #3377) with the Texas Health and Human Services Commission, and a Certified Clinical Trauma Professional.
I also hold memberships with the North Carolina Counselors Association, the Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselors Association of NC(LCMHCA), International Association of Trauma Professionals, Texas Association of Alcohol and Drug Abuse Counselors and the National Association of Alcoholism and Drug Abuse Counselors.