Virtual, South Charlotte
"Social Workers respect the inherent dignity and worth of a person."
This phrase is the driving force behind my passion for helping others, and it has stuck with me since I first embarked on this journey 15 years ago. The sometimes difficult and rewarding path to healing, must be met with compassion, empathy, and a true sense of connectedness. I bring this frame of mind to every session.
I graduated from the University of South Carolina with my master's degree in social work (MSW) and from Appalachian State University with a bachelor's in social work (BSW). During my studies, my populations of interest were children and adolescents. I have been working with these groups for the past 15 years. I also received my Licensed Clinical Social Worker Associate (LCSWA) in the state of North Carolina. I have worked in a variety of settings, including residential treatment centers, homeless shelters and resource centers for homeless young adults, and the public school system as a School Social Worker.
I have been a musician for 27 years and often use music in my work with clients. I believe creative expression is a shared commonality amongst all beings and have found that this can be a fundamental resource when connecting with others. In conjunction with using a variety of theoretical approaches, I often use creativity and humor as an approach to confronting negative thinking patterns and addressing common anxieties.
As a therapist, I specialize in working with all clients experiencing, but not limited to, grief, high stress, anxiety, depression, issues with self-esteem, or need for behavioral changes.
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