I'm a Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor (LCMHC) specializing in online counseling across the state of North Carolina and internationally. I have 15 years experience as a therapist in various settings: university, community agencies, and private practice. I'm also a clinical supervisor for other therapists.
Beyond the professional qualifications, I'm a human like you.
I get that life is incredibly hard at times. It can be painful and unpredictable. It can feel unmanageable and worth escaping. I have been there.
I understand what it feels like to hit low points that feel insurmountable. And I also know what it takes to find your way back out towards a life that you actually want to wake up to.
I am passionate about helping people reduce the impact of strong emotions that keep them up at night or make days seem unbearable.
I get energized by teaching people new strategies for communicating and relating effectively with others in their lives.
I believe that every person has the ability to live the better life they want to be living.
Are you ready to feel differently? I provide action-oriented treatment for those who want to get some clarity and learn strategies to achieve their goals.
If you are at a crossroads and are ready to head towards the life you want to be living, I'm excited to head down that road with you!
My qualifications to do this.
Master of Science in Community Agency Counseling from North Carolina State University
Master of Education in Curriculum & Instruction from The University of Texas at Austin.
Bachelor of Arts in English Literature and Spanish Language from The University of Texas at Austin.
Licenses and Certifications
Nationally Certified Counselor (#238983)
Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor (#7963)
Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor Supervisor (#S7963)
Florida Out-of-State Telehealth Provider (#TPMC1399)
Board Certified-TeleMental Health Provider (BC-TMH) (#1017)
Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) Intensively Trained Clinician, through Behavioral Tech (an affiliate of the Linehan Institute)
American Counseling Association
Licensed Professional Counselors Association of North Carolina
American Telemedicine Association
Who I am.
I am originally from Texas. I'm a middle kid and am blessed to have 2 wonderful siblings. I like them...now. They have amazing children who call me Aunt Heather and these 6 nieces & nephews fill my heart.
Growing up, I had always planned to be a teacher. After a brief stint teaching middle & high schoolers, I realized I hadn't quite found my ideal career fit, but I knew I was on the right track.
I worked in Student Life at the University of Texas in Austin, TX (worth a visit!) with college student leaders and realized my love for helping people to develop into the versions of themselves that feels most true and meaningful. So, I came to Raleigh, NC in 2004 and pursued a degree in counseling at NC State University while continuing to work in Student Life at NCSU.
I absolutely love what I do. I love being part of helping people to change their lives and feel the way that I think we are all meant to feel. And I now call NC home (unless I'm at my childhood house with Mom) and I try to enjoy all this lovely state has to offer.
When I'm not counseling, you might also catch me doing some writing, biking, running, gardening, watching/reading something a client recommended, spending quality time with my partner, connecting with friends, or planning my next trip for some rejuvenation time.
If you think we might be a fit, set up a free consultation to discuss what we can achieve for you with online counseling!
Schedule a free 15 minute video consultation to discuss your needs and determine if we are a good fit.