It is a privilege to help people create the lives they want, and I hope to be part of that process with you.
I'm excited that you want to learn more about me and about therapy as a whole! I went to the University of Alabama to get both my Bachelor's degree in Psychology and my Master's degree in Marriage and Family Therapy. While earning my degrees I worked as a research assistant and interned with the Capstone Family Therapy Clinic in Tuscaloosa, The SMART Clinic in Reform County, and the University of Alabama at Birmingham's (UAB) Employee Assistance and Counseling Center. I'm currently licensed in the state of Alabama as a Marriage and Family Therapist through the Alabama Board of Examiners in Marriage and Family Therapy, and I own and operate Refuge Therapy Services while also providing supervision at the University of Alabama.
My goal as a therapist is to help every individual, couple, or family stepping into my office to create change and starting living life on their own terms. This looks different for everybody, but I hope to create a solid foundation by making my office a safe and friendly place to open up, be real with yourself, and create growth. Together we can collaborate to find out where you want to be and how you can get there. While we're doing that, I hope to continually earn your trust by staying open to feedback and ensuring that you make the progress you want to make.
But hey, that all sounds kind of vague. So here are some specifics: I believe in the importance of mindfulness in everyday life and emotional skill in relationships. I also believe that we can write our own stories, and that having some sort of meaning (whether it is spiritual, relationship-focused, or simply making the most of the day) is crucial to staying on track in life. I love penguins of every kind, I'm inspired by Spider-Man, and I am not ashamed to say that Pixar movies make me emotional.
I believe that the world gets a little bit better every time that someone takes a step towards who they want to be, and I'd be honored to help you take those steps.
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“If a man carries his own lantern, he need not fear darkness”