“Don’t let your past define you, let it mold you.” – Blake Mays
I am an Master’s level Clinical Mental Health therapist, who has always had a heart for helping clients. I have always known what I was called to do but was reluctant to make it my career. My journey took 10 years but knowing that I could help others motivated me to finish. I finally achieved my goal at 53 by completing my Master’s in Clinical Mental Health. I am very proud to have stepped out of my comfort zone, gone back to school, and completed my degree.
My approach to counseling is person-centered. I will typically use tools and techniques from Cognitive-Behavioral therapy, Narrative therapy, and Emotionally-Focused individual therapy. I desire to help guide people through the chaos of life in order to help them find solutions. I will listen to your experiences attentively, and work alongside you to help you understand your story and how it has impacted your life. Together, we will find hope, and work towards positive change and growth.
A little bit about me:
When I am not at work, I volunteer at a local pregnancy resource center, helping women for over 10 years. Outside of work I enjoy putting together jigsaw puzzles, going to church, and spending time with my grandkids. I have lived in Tennessee for 30 years and have a love for all things Basset Hound. My family and I currently have a Basset Hound who can put a smile on my face every time I come home.
My areas of specialty include: childhood trauma, anxiety, depression, and those looking to navigate difficult experiences they have had.
I also have experience working with:
- Anger Management
- Childhood Emotional Neglect
- Relationship Issues (Individual)
- Individual Marital Issues
- Self Pay