I believe that a positive therapeutic experience requires an environment that is warm, welcoming, and tailored to your unique interests. In addition to a traditional, cozy office, I offer sessions on a semi-private beach located two short blocks from our practice and at Forward Motion Farm’s Untamed Spirit Equine Assistance Program in Pungo, VA. The healing power of nature and human-animal interactions are invaluable enhancements to facilitating change. As an avid beach goer and animal lover, I am proud to provide these alternative experiences to my clients. I am a trained equine-assisted mental health practitioner and I have 15 plus years of experience working with horses. If you would like to learn more about equine-assisted counseling and our community partnership with Untamed Spirit Educational Program click here.
My diverse clinical background provides me with the skills required to work with a wide variety of clients from early adolescents to late adulthood. However, I specialize in treating individuals with developmental trauma and couples in relationship distress. My training in Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) and Trauma-focused Cognitive Behavioral therapy allows me to provide cutting-edge treatment to my adult and adolescent clients overcoming their past. Through training in emotion-focused therapy and by working closely with Dr. Holroyd as a mentee I have adopted a similar approach to helping couples create more meaningful, intimate, and long-lasting relationships.
I want you to genuinely value and enjoy your time in therapy. This experience is about you. However, choosing a therapist is not always easy and you deserve to feel confident that I am the right fit for you or your loved one. I would love to answer any questions you might have before making this decision. No question is too big or too small! Please reach out through my office extension (503) at any time.