I believe that life is a series of transitions, big and small. We often encounter our greatest challenges and joys in adjusting to these transitions. I specialize in helping toddlers, children, adolescents and adults experiencing grief and loss related to illness, death, divorce, and other life-changing events. I also specialize in helping children with special needs and their families. I use a blend of approaches such as behavioral, cognitive-behavioral, directive and non-directive art/play, and filial therapies to help family members improve their
interactions with each other.
My office is located in the Cove Mountain Counseling building at
307 High Street, in Maryville TN.
Every person, family, and situation is unique and I tailor treatment to meet your individual needs. I blend emotional processing, practical solutions, direction and collaboration with the following modalities:
Internal Family Systems Therapy
Dialectical Behavior Therapy
Expressive Arts Therapy
LMFT #1617 - Tennessee
LMFT #98869 - California
MS in Counseling - CSU East Bay
BA in Psychology - SFSU
Over the last 15 years, I have been involved in the field of Psychology and counseling as a teaching assistant, research assistant, volunteer facilitator for a children's grief support group, and grief counseling course instructor for graduate students.
I completed my post-graduate experience working with adults and children at Crisis Support Services of Alameda County, and Pathways Home Health & Hospice. I also have 8 years of experience working with children with Autism and their families as a behavior therapist, Program Supervisor and Clinical Director.