At Balanced Mind Psychological Services I seek to create a safe and inviting place for all my clients, welcoming all forms of diversity, including race, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, ability, age, or religion/spirituality.
I am located in Davidson, NC and serve the greater Lake Norman area.
I first became interested in helping others in my adolescence, which set me on a path to find my voice. In my work, I love helping to empower women to find and use their voice. Often this invovles either healing from unhelfpul societal beliefs about women and/or past trauma. I find that many issues have roots in disempowerment and not feeling good enough.
Therapy with me often invovles digging into past experiences and limiting beliefs that hold you back. Accepantance and a compassionate, mindful stance are key in doing this work. Rediscovering your voice , trusting yourself, and knowing you are enough just as you are, helps free you to feel more connected to both yourself and others. This connection can then help you create a life you love and do the things that matter to you.
I am often described as practical and will give you specific skills and tools to work into your life. My clients often say I take an active approach and help them to stay focused.
I am a licensed clinical psychologist specializing in women's and maternal health, marriage & couples, trauma work, depression, and anxiety. I received my doctorate in Clinical Psychology from Regent University. I completed my American Psychological Association Accredited internship and my post-doctoral year at the W.G. "Bill" Hefner VA Medical Center in Salisbury, NC. During my time at the VA I worked primarily with combat and sexual trauma. I am certified in Cognitive Processing Therapy and Prolonged Exposure. I recently completed the Level 1 course on Emotional Freedom Technique (aka “tapping”) by ACEP. I have my certificate of completion for Postpartum Support International's Maternal Mental Health Training. I am also an adjunct professor at Yorkville University. I have taught the following courses: Counseling Methodologies: Cognitive and Behavioral Modalities, Crisis and Trauma in Counseling, Cultural Diversity in Counseling, and Psychopathology for Counselors.
More personally, I enjoy spending time with family and friends, yoga, reading, scrapbooking, and traveling.