My Story: 

I was born and raised here in Knoxville, Tennessee. My parents divorced when I was 15 years old after a very turbulent 21 years. I was forced to go to family therapy with my mom and sister and it was in that first, and only session that I decided that I wanted to become a Counselor. I left that session feeling horrible and like I had no voice because I was a kid. I promised myself that I would learn how to be a counselor and never make anyone feel the way I did that day. After watching my parents go through such a rough marriage, divorce, and post-divorce, I became very intrigued with helping other couples. In college, I was determined to become a Couples and Sex Therapist because I felt that my open-mindedness and my positive energy could greatly benefit people in this area. At the end of a long, winding road with several forks in it, I finally opened my practice in April of 2012.

 

Qualifications:

University of Tennessee, Knoxville

  •  Bachelor’s of Arts in Psychology

Argosy University, Nashville

  •  Master’s in Professional Counseling

Fowler Wainwright International

  •  Certification in Professional Coaching

 

Mental Health Experience:

Kingston Academy (formerly known as Camelot Schools, LLC) from 2001-2003.

  •  Worked with Emotionally Disturbed Children in a residential setting.

Helen Ross McNabb Center from 2003-2009.

  • Liaison Counselor and Program Coordinator in a program for Emotionally Disturbed children in Knox County Schools.
  • Program Coordinator in the Children and Youth Medication Clinic.
  • Program Coordinator in a residential alcohol and drug treatment facility for adolescent males.

The Solution Source, LLC from 2009-2012.

  •  Admissions Coordinator and Operations Manager of an Outpatient Behavioral Health Treatment Facility.

Youth Villages from 2012-Current.

  • PRN Specialized Crisis Counselor for children and youth who are in need of a crisis assessment in the Knoxville and surrounding area.

 

Other:

Metropolitan Drug Coalition from 2006 to current.

  •  Committee for Decreasing Prescription Drug Abuse

Successful Women Networking Together from 2012 to current.

  •  Networking group for women.

Autism Society of East Tennesse from 2013 to current

 

Specialty areas:

  • Adult males with Asperger’s Syndrome
  • Pornography Addiction
  • Co-parenting Relationships
  • Same-Sex Relationships
  • Long Distance Relationships

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