Hi! I am a Resident in Counseling and plan to be fully licensed in June 2020. I specialize in working with teenage and adult women struggling with anxiety, depression, and life transitions, including motherhood. I utilize a strengths-based, person-centered approach with emphasis on client resilience. I combine psychodynamic insight with cognitive behavioral techniques and may utilize mindfulness, journaling, poetry, and art in sessions. I have worked as a counselor in local middle and high schools, including Burley, Monticello, and Murray, as well as with older students in college and university settings.
As a mother of young children, I have significant interest in mental health as it relates to motherhood. I specialize in supporting women who may be experiencing postpartum anxiety and depression or who are otherwise having difficulty adjusting to this new stage of life; my research on this topic was published in The Journal of Prenatal and Perinatal Psychology and Health in 2015.
I was born and raised in Atlanta, GA and, prior to pursuing counseling, worked as a journalist in New York City. I earned a Master of Arts in Counseling degree from Eastern Mennonite University in 2014. I currently live in the city of Charlottesville with my husband Ryan, who is also a psychotherapist, and our six and nine year old daughters.