I bring a lifelong interest in health and healing to my work as a counselor and clinical director. I feel passionate about helping individuals, couples, and families suffering from the disease of addiction as well as a wide array of other distressing symptoms. I always endeavor to bring an empathic and curious spirit to my work with clients. While I have received training in many different approaches to therapy, the modalities that influence my practice the most are somatic-based therapies, Solution-Focused Brief Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, and Emotionally Focused Therapy. I believe that we must take a psychobiological approach to heal in order to facilitate the natural re-balancing of our nervous system and mind. If we only address the mind, we can never fully heal.
Before becoming a counselor, I spent many years as a business manager for musicians in New York City. It was during this time in my life that I began to notice how traumatizing alcohol and drugs could be for individuals, couples, and families. The disease of addiction was affecting the lives of those all around me. Before long, I found myself enrolled in a Masters of Social Work program at The University of Georgia and have completely switched gears and changed the way that I lived my own life.