I was born in Marietta, Georgia. After graduating from the University of Georgia with a BA in Journalism, I pursued filmmaking in NYC for a brief stint before returning to Atlanta. I continued in digital video production for many years. After my own powerful experience in therapy, I began the masters program at Mercer University’s School of Medicine for Family Therapy in Atlanta. The MFT program is centered around systems theory and this comprehensive approach to understanding relationships transformed how I see myself and others. Currently, I am a Licensed Associate Marriage Family Therapist (LAMFT) and continue to pursue full licensure to become an LMFT.
My approach is holistic in nature. I recognize that people have an interconnected sense of self. One’s physical health affects mental health, which affects emotional health, which affects relational health. These arenas affect each other in a never-ending cycle of evolution and change. No one area is more important than another. We will focus on all of these aspects of your life in therapy. I am passionate about helping people break through to new experiences and new understandings of themselves and the relationships in which they live and breathe. Some approaches I use: narrative therapy, symbolic-experiential, and sand tray work.
I am a member of AAMFT and GAMFT. Recently, I completed additional training and am now a Certified Trauma Professional (CTP).
I have been married for 19 years and we have 5 children, 2 of whom are adopted from China.