• About Me

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    About Me

    With over 22 years of professional counseling experience, I have enjoyed working with individuals, adolescents and families in outpatient and inpatient settings, from different economic and cultural backgrounds, and with mild-to-severe levels of trauma and behavioral issues. In addition, I have had the privilege to work with adolescents and college students (youth, or in the prime of life), including students with disabilities.

    As a past adjunct instructor at UAHuntsville on psychological development across the lifespan, and as an invited speaker on Autism Spectrum Disorders, I have been able to share my enthusiasm for using research to inform our choices and approaches to life.

    While I have lived in Alabama for the last 18 years, I have also lived and worked in New York, the San Francisco Bay Area, Texas and rural Virginia, and I enjoy the diversity of personalities and cultures these areas represent. In addition, my previous 10-year career as an Information Technology professional has provided me a first-hand perspective of the workings of the international corporate world. These experiences have allowed me to see both the commonality of human experience and the unique ways in which we express ourselves.

    Finally, as mother of a daughter with Asperger’s now in young adulthood, I have a passion for working with people with a diagnosis of Autism Spectrum Disorder (Level 1 support) to help them and their loved ones optimize their approach to life and relationships.

    Some Common Therapy Techniques

    Cognitive Behavioral Therapy

    My primary theoretical approach is Cognitive Behavioral Therapy.  It is a well established evidence-based approach that promotes healthy change in the ways that you think and behave that can help shift your perspective and lead you toward healing.

    Acceptance Commitment Therapy

    I also incorporate many of the techniques found in Acceptance and Commitment Therapy and often use mindfulness techniques to help.

    Family Systems Theory

    I often use my understanding of Family Systems Theory to help tease apart how our childhood family experience affects our approaches to relationships and life in adulthood.

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