A bit about me ... My private practice is located on Battery Creek in Beaufort, SC. The core belief which permeates my work is to treat the whole person for healing, by harnessing and integrating the wisdom of mind, body and spirit. My therapeutic approach is insight- oriented and informed by current research in neuroscience. I incorporate mindfulness practices, somatic psychotherapies, and other forms of therapy depending on each person's unique situation and needs.
I received a Masters of Science in Pastoral Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Neumann University in Aston, PA. Using a holistic approach, this program integrates clinical and developmental psychology with spirituality, welcoming both religious and non-religious orientations. When working with clients, if they desire, faith and spirituality can be explored in the healing process.
My clinical experience in psychotherapy includes the Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Coatesville, PA, the Bethesda Project in Philadelphia, PA, Volunteers in Medicine in Hilton Head, SC, as well as a private practice. These positions have prepared me for working with the wide range of psychological and emotional issues that individuals face on a daily basis.
Over time, I have seen that even very difficult experiences can create opportunities for new insight and personal growth and guide us into new ways of being.
My time working in business and within community, as well as being a wife and mother have helped shape me as a therapist. After earning a BS in Business Administration from the University of Delaware, I worked in corporate marketing and executive search consulting. I enjoyed helping clients clarify unique challenges and address unmet needs. Further studies have included the completion of training and certification programs in classical yoga philosophy, psychology, meditation, and adaptive teaching methods at the YogaLife Institute now located in Valley Forge, PA. With this comprehensive training, I developed and led yoga and mindfulness groups for individuals struggling with trauma and grief.
I am Board-certified as a Nationally Certified Counselor (NCC), a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) in SC, a member of the American Counseling Association (ACA), and the South Carolina Counseling Association (SCCA.)