Seeing a counselor for the first time, or even returning to therapy, can feel scary and
overwhelming, but this does not have to be the case. My goal is to make the process
approachable, comfortable, and relieving. I specialize in young children, adolescents, and families struggling with anxiety, life transitions, school adjustment/friendship issues, and parenting struggles. I am particularly interested in working with adolescent girls, individuals on the autism spectrum, and social skills development for youth of all ages.
I take a whole family approach to helping my clients. With children and adolescents, I use a strengths-based lens to help my clients understand, regulate, and transform their emotions through solution-focused strategies. With parents, I support and educate so they can better understand their children and have more harmonious relationships. As a mom of three kids myself, I understand the struggles of parenting as well as the various challenges and gifts that come with each developmental stage. I believe that, through adversity, people can discover their inner strengths. It is an honor and a privilege to work collaboratively with my clients.
I am a member of the Crozet community and know the systems where our children spend their days well! I was a school counselor at Western Albemarle High School, Brownsville Elementary School and Murray Elementary School and I currently run social skills groups the Crozet Speech and Learning Center. I earned my M.Ed in Counseling from the University of Virginia, am a National Certified Counselor and currently a Resident in Counseling working towards my LPC under the supervision of Christine Bowers, LMFT.
In my free time you can find me teaching fitness classes, doing Spartan races, taking on an
interior design project, or spending time outside in Crozet with my husband, 3 kids and two
I work out of the Crozet office and can be reached at email@example.com.