Are you in the right place?
I’m going to be honest for a second here… When I went to school for my counseling degree, I stated the only population I did NOT want to work with was addiction.
What did my supervisors recommend? “Just try it,” they said.
They weren’t wrong. This is where I thrive!
I have the skill set and the knowledge to help guide you through this baffling and powerful disease.
So, If you are personally struggling with addiction, or you are the family member of someone struggling with addiction,
you are in the right place.
I believe that what makes therapy work is two genuine people coming together in a room and getting REAL. While I can be serious, formal and direct at times I much rather have a conversation with you. A lot of the most meaningful work I have seen happen in session has come from times of laughing, sharing my sense of humor, using profanity, and being honest about the fact that mental health can SUCK – Anxiety, sucks. Depression, yeah that sucks too. Addiction… DAMN! Like, who asked for these things… it wasn’t your choice, or mine, but thanks to genetics and the environment and things like COVID,
here we are!
I graduated from Charleston Southern University, majoring in psychology with a minor in health promotion. Following undergrad I pursued my master’s degree in Clinical Counseling at The Citadel. I am currently a Licensed Professional Counselor Associate (LPCA, #7183) and an Alcohol and Drug Counselor in process (ADC-IP). I have worked in residential, intensive outpatient and outpatient treatment settings using evidence based practices for addiction. I would love nothing more than to help you and your family through this process as well, because I have seen that it really works if you are willing to put in the effort!
With formalities out of the way – there are a few things we need to agree to:
* I am not going to "fix" you
* I am most definitely not going to "fix" your family
* I will never give you “the answers” (so don’t even bother asking)
As your therapist, what I am here to do is sit with you in all the things that suck, acknowledge it for what it is, and talk about how we change. Then, with my help, we make the change happen!
If you can agree to these terms and you are willing to get vulnerable - then let’s get started!
I look forward to meeting you soon. Hope awaits!
(Please note that I am only offering Telehealth sessions at this time.)
MA, LPCA, ADC-IP