Hi! I specialize in working with children, couples, and families struggling with anxiety, depression, ADHD, relationship issues, behavioral challenges, and life stressors. With children, I use play and narrative therapy to help promote behavioral change and improved coping skills. This means your children get to have fun while we use play and stories to learn to deal with the challenges, follow directions, and talk about their feelings. I also help parents talk to their children more effectively, structure their family life more effectively, and help their children manage their emotions.
With couples, I utilize an emotion-focused approach (EFT) and work from the belief that relationships require a willingness for each person to look deeper within themselves in order to build a fulfilling, lasting connection. There are evidence-based techniques that every couple or family can readily use in order to improve the quality of their relationships, and I will work with you to restructure the bonds you share with others.
As a therapist, I am honored to walk alongside you as we explore the issues that have brought you to counseling. I believe in the power of the stories we tell about ourselves, and I believe that these stories impact the way we relate to others. I will work with you from a position of respect and curiosity, highlighting the strengths that have brought you this far, and I will collaborate with you in examining the wounds that are in need of healing.
I earned my M.Ed. in Clinical Mental Health Counseling with a focus on Couples, Marriage, and Family Counseling from the College of William & Mary. I am currently a resident working under supervision of Dayna Kumar, LPC. In my free time, I love to bake, practice yoga, read, and spend time with family! I work out of the Lynchburg office and can be reached directly at firstname.lastname@example.org.