“Courage doesn’t happen when you have all the answers. It happens when you are ready to face the questions you have been avoiding your whole life.” 
― Shannon L. Alder

Individual Counseling

I work with adolescents (14+) and adults to provide comprehensive counseling based on each individual's needs, whether related to mental health, substance use, or both. The focus of our counseling sessions is on your goals and current level of functioning. I will always collaborate with you to ensure we are focused on the areas which led you to contact me, and always welcome feedback regarding what has been most-and least- helpful to you in current or previous counseling endeavors. Individual sessions are typically 45 to 55 minutes in length. 

Couples/Family Counseling

I do not provide stand alone family or couples counseling. I suggest couples and family counseling in conjunction with individual counseling when we have agreed that these components will help you reach your counseling goals. Most often, adolescents in individual counseling find that family counseling helps to ensure growth and to sustain positive changes in behavior once counseling is finished. Family/couples counseling can also benefit clients with substance use concerns, since substance use impacts not only the individual but all the significant relationships in the individual's life. 


Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) is an evidence-based practice to help people who have experienced trauma. EMDR helps individuals reprocess traumatic memories in a more complete way, aiding in growth. Clients with PTSD often find EMDR to be beneficial in reducing stress responses to triggers. Not all individuals that have experienced traumatic events are appropriate for EMDR; please inquire further if you are interested in this approach. 

LGBTQ+ Counseling

I work with individuals of varying genders and sexual orientations. It is my perspective that those looking to better understand their identities or sexual orientations can benefit from the supportive, non-judgmental environment that counseling provides. I regularly advocate for LGBTQ+ individuals by staying in contact with medical providers (surgeons, those prescribing HRT, etc), through interaction with the LGBT Center of Raleigh, and by strongly supporting policies and legislation which promote inclusiveness for all in the LGBTQ+ community.