I attended Belmont University and graduated 1997 with a Bachelor of Business Administration and a Minor in Music. Soon after graduation I started a specialty paint business providing custom murals, wall and built in furniture finishes and color consult in commercial and home settings. After my husband and I adopted our oldest son, I had a huge perspective and priority change (As so many of us do:), and began to re-envision my life to include a different and meaningful way to serve others. Instead of focusing on aesthetics my hope was to walk with others as they embark on changing their lives.
In 2009, after getting to spend several years at home with our two sons, I enrolled at Trevecca Nazarene University and graduated in 2011 with a Masters in the Art of Counseling. Three years later I had earned my LPC-MHSP license with the State of Tennessee. I have also invested in additional training in Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing for trauma (EMDR), Emotionally Focused Couples and Individual Therapy (EFT and EFIT). I am also a certified Prepare-Enrich Facilitator.
CLINICAL SPECIALTIES: Trauma(PTSD/Attachment), Depression, Anxiety, Couples Counseling, Grief, Challenging Relationship/Family Dynamics, Life Transitions, Parenting Support, and Personal Growth
EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing Level 1 and 2,
Attachment Focused EMDR for Eating Disorders
EFT (Emotionally Focused Therapy for Couples)
EFIT (Emotionally Focused Therapy for Individuals)
IBSR (Integration Based Stress Removal)
Advanced Diagnosis, Treatment and Management for Personality Disorders
Depression and Anxiety treatment
Chronic pain management
Lyme disease and Mental health
Ethics trainings on Best Practices for In-person and Telehealth Counseling, Suicide Prevention and Legal issues
My husband, Dan, and I celebrated our 25 Anniversary this year. We married in 1998 and a few years later were blessed to adopt our sons, Max and Logan. Max was born in 2002, and is now a student at the University of Tennessee Knoxville. In 2005 Logan was born, and he is an 18 year old soon to be
high school graduate. The years went by really fast.
I have to mention, Zoe, our fierce Malti-poo protector. Rusty and Waxer the cats who are always close by. They spend their time wrestling each other on top of papers I lay down. They can also be found in a cozy spot in the sun.
When I am not in session, you will find me at home painting, sewing, cooking or listening to audio books while I scroll through my Pinterest or Instagram feed and dream about beautiful destinations to visit someday.